Veritas NetBackup™ for Hyper-V Administrator's Guide
- Notes and prerequisites
- Configure NetBackup communication with Hyper-V
- Configure NetBackup policies for Hyper-V
- Backup options on the Hyper-V tab
- Hyper-V - Advanced Attributes
- Browse for Hyper-V virtual machines
- Configure Hyper-V Intelligent Policies
- NetBackup Hyper-V for SCVMM
- Windows Server failover cluster support
- Virtual machine maintenance after a restore
- Back up and restore Hyper-V
- Restoring individual files to a shared location on the virtual machine
- Use Accelerator to back up Hyper-V
- Best practices and more information
- NetBackup logs for Hyper-V and how to create them
- Errors during policy creation
- NetBackup status codes related to Hyper-V
- Appendix A. VSS backup method: Hyper-V online and offline backups
- Appendix B. Hyper-V pass-through disks
- Appendix C. NetBackup commands to back up and restore Hyper-V virtual machines
- Examples of nbrestorevm for restoring VMs to Hyper-V
About Hyper-V Intelligent Policy (automatic selection of virtual machines for backup)
Instead of manually selecting the virtual machines for backup, you can configure NetBackup to automatically select virtual machines based on a range of criteria. You specify the criteria (rules) in the Query Builder on the NetBackup policy Clients tab. NetBackup creates a list of the virtual machines that currently meet the rules and adds those virtual machines to the backup.
This feature is called the Hyper-V Intelligent Policy.
For a list of requirements for Hyper-V Intelligent Policy, see the appropriate version of the NetBackup Software Compatibility List available from the following location:
Automatic selection of virtual machines has the following advantages:
Simplifies the policy configuration for sites with large virtual environments.
You do not need to manually select virtual machines from a long list of hosts: NetBackup selects all the virtual machines that meet the selection rules in the policy's Query Builder.
Allows the backup list to stay up-to-date with changes in the virtual environment.
Eliminates the need to revise the backup list whenever a virtual machine is added or removed.
Virtual machine selection takes place dynamically at the time of the backup.
Examples of automatic virtual machine selection are the following:
Table: Examples for automatic virtual machine selection
Add new virtual machines
At the next backup, the policy can automatically discover the virtual machines that have recently been added to the environment. If the virtual machines match the query rules that you configure in the policy, they are automatically backed up.