Veritas NetBackup™ for OpenStack Administrator's Guide

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

Backing up OpenStack data

You can either schedule a backup job or run a backup job manually. See, NetBackup Administrator's Guide, Volume I

For overview of the backup process, See Backing up OpenStack data.

The backup process comprises of the following stages:

  1. Pre-processing: In the pre-processing stage, the first backup host that you have configured with the BigData policy, triggers the discovery.

  2. Data transfer: During the data transfer process, one child job is created for each backup host.

  3. Post-processing: As a part of the post-processing, NetBackup cleans up the snapshots from the OpenStack environment.


To avoid double licensing charge, in the backup selection if there is combination of human readable name (HRN) and UUID for the instance from the same master server, provide either of one in the backup selection.