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 selecting virtual machines by means of multiple policies
If your virtual environment has many virtual machines with inconsistent naming conventions, you may need multiple policies working in tandem. It may be difficult to create a single policy that automatically selects all the virtual machines that you want to back up.
For this situation, configure several policies so that each policy backs up a portion of the environment. One policy backs up a particular set or group of virtual machines, such as those that have host names. A second policy backs up a different group of virtual machines that were not backed up by the first policy, and so forth. When all the policies have run, all the virtual machines are backed up.
The following table describes the policies that are designed to back up the virtual environment in three phases. Note that each policy relies on a different setting for the Primary VM identifier parameter.
Table: Three policies that back up the virtual machines in phases
Query Builder rules
Primary VM identifier parameter: VM hostname
This policy backs up all virtual machines that have a host name and any Notes. Any virtual machines that do not have a host name and do not have Notes are either excluded from the backup or listed as FAILED.
Primary VM identifier parameter: VM display name
NOT Notes IsSet
AND IsClustered Equal 'TRUE'
This policy backs up all virtual machines that have a display name, that are clustered, and that do not have any Notes. Any virtual machines that have Notes but are not clustered are excluded from the backup.
Primary VM identifier parameter: VM GUID
NOT Notes IsSet
AND IsClustered NotEqual 'TRUE'
This policy backs up the virtual machines that were not backed up by the first two policies. This policy selects the virtual machines that do not have any Notes and are not clustered, but that do have a GUID.
More information is available on the Primary VM identifier parameter and its effect on virtual machine selection.