Veritas NetBackup™ for OpenStack Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (8.2)

Creating BigData policy using the NetBackup Administration Console

If you prefer using the NetBackup Administration Console for creating BigData policy, you can use either of the following methods:

  • Creating a BigData policy using the Policy Configuration Wizard

  • Creating a BigData policy using the NetBackup Policies utility

To create a BigData policy with the Policy Configuration Wizard

  1. In the NetBackup Administration Console, in the left pane, click NetBackup Management.
  2. In the right pane, click Create a Policy to begin the Policy Configuration Wizard.
  3. Select the type of policy to create:
    • BigData policy : A policy to backup openstack data

  4. Select the storage unit type for BigData policy.
  5. Click Next to start the wizard and follow the prompts.

    Click Help on any wizard panel for assistance while running the wizard.

To create a BigData policy with the NetBackup Policies utility

  1. In the NetBackup Administration Console, in the left pane, expand NetBackup Management > Policies.
  2. On the Actions menu, click New > Policy.
  3. Type a unique name for the new policy in the Add a New Policy dialog box.

    Click OK.

  4. On the Attributes tab, select BigData as the policy type.
  5. On the Attributes tab, select the storage unit for BigData policy type.
  6. On the Schedules tab, click New to create a new schedule.

    You can create a schedule for a Full Backup, for your BigData policy. Once you set the schedule, OpenStack data is backed up automatically as per the set schedule without any further user intervention.

  7. On the Clients tab, enter the IP address or the host name of the NameNode.
  8. On the Backup Selections tab, enter the following parameters and their values as shown:
    • Application_Type=openstack

      The parameter values are case-sensitive.

    • Backup_Host=hostname

      The backup host must be a Linux computer. The backup host can be a NetBackup client or a media server.

      You can specify multiple backup hosts.

    • Instance to back up

      You can specify multiple file paths.

      Note:

      Instance name used for backup selection while defining BigData Policy with Application_Type=openstack must not contain space or special character in their names.

  9. Click OK to save the changes.