Veritas NetBackup™ for OpenStack Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (, 8.3, 8.2)

Configuring the OpenStack plug-in using the OpenStack configuration file

The backup hosts use the openstack.conf file to save the configuration settings of the OpenStack plug-in. You need to manually create the openstack.conf file in key-value pair format. You need to create the file on the master server at the /usr/openv/var/global/ location. This file is not available by default with the installer.


You must not provide a blank value for any of the parameters, or the backup job fails.

With this release, the following plug-in settings can be configured:

  • Connection retires: The number of retries per connection during operations between NetBackup and OpenStack. By default the value is 100.

  • Read time out: The timeout value during read operations in seconds. By default the value is 3 seconds.

  • Snapshot during discovery: Determines if the snapshot is taken during discovery (true) or during backup. It is recommended, to perform snapshots during backup. This parameter is optional and by default is set to false.

Following is an example of the openstack.conf file.

  openstack_connection_retries = in numbers
openstack_read_timeout = in seconds
snapshot_during_discovery = false or true