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
Veritas recommends the following for NetBackup for Hyper-V:
When creating virtual machines, use the same name for the VM's host name and display name. If the NetBackup policy's Clients tab still work.option is changed, the existing entries on the NetBackup policy
In a virtual desktop infrastructure where VMs share a common parent disk, do the following when restoring a VM to its original location: Restore the VM's differencing disk but not its parent disk. Make sure that the parent disk already exists on the same restore path.
On the Restore Marked Files dialog, under List of backed up files, clear the check mark from the parent disk. In the following example, the parent disk
If you restore the parent disk to the original location, the other linked VMs that share the parent disk cannot be used. Their connection to the parent disk is lost. Instead, restore the differencing disk without the parent disk and make sure that the parent disk already exists on the same restore path. Otherwise, the restore fails because the parent disk does not exist.
This issue does not apply when you restore the VM to an alternate location. As long as no other VMs at the restore location share the parent disk, you can restore the parent disk along with the differencing disk.
For restore to the original location: If you restore the parent disk and edit the linked VMs by reconnecting their differencing disks to the restored parent disk, VM data may be lost.
More information is available on NetBackup and Hyper-V.
For a list of supported Hyper-V servers, see the appropriate version of the NetBackup Software Compatibility List available from the following location:
A wide variety of information is available at Microsoft TechNet.
For example, refer to the Hyper-V Getting Started Guide: