Veritas NetBackup™ for VMware Administrator's Guide
- Required tasks: overview
- Notes and prerequisites
- Configure NetBackup communication with VMware
- Adding NetBackup credentials for VMware
- Configure NetBackup policies for VMware
- VMware backup options
- Exclude Disks tab
- Configure a VMware Intelligent Policy
- Reduce the size of backups
- Back up virtual machines
- Use Accelerator to back up virtual machines
- Restore virtual machines
- Restoring the full VMware virtual machine
- Virtual Machine Recovery dialog boxes (restore to original location)
- Virtual Machine Recovery dialogs boxes (restore to alternate location)
- Restoring VMware virtual machine disks by using Backup, Archive, and Restore
- Restoring VMware virtual machine disks by using NetBackup commands
- Restoring individual VMware virtual machine files
- Browse and search virtual machines for restore
- Restore virtual machines with Instant Recovery
- Use NetBackup for vCloud Director
- Virtual machine recovery dialog boxes for vCloud Director
- Best practices and more information
- Appendix A. NetBackup commands to back up and restore virtual machines
- Using NetBackup commands to create a VMware policy
- Appendix B. Configuring services for NFS on Windows
- About configuring services for NFS on Windows 2012 or 2016 (NetBackup for VMware)
- About configuring services for NFS on Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 (NetBackup for VMware)
- Appendix C. The Reuse VM selection query results option
- Appendix D. Backup of VMware raw devices (RDM)
Requirements for alternate client backup of RDMs
This topic applies to NetBackup for VMware and VMware raw device mapping mode (RDM).
To use NetBackup Snapshot Client to back up an RDM, note the following:
RDM devices must be configured in physical compatibility mode. You select this mode when you create the RDM. Physical compatibility mode is not configured in NetBackup.
For an introduction to RDM, refer to your VMware documentation. For example, see the following VMware document:
ESX Server 3 Configuration Guide
NetBackup may require certain OS and array configuration, depending on the guest OS and the array. For details, see the disk arrays chapter of the NetBackup Snapshot Client Administrator's Guide.
NetBackup client software must be installed on the virtual machine.
The requirements for the NetBackup for VMware feature (a backup host and the VMware snapshot method) do not apply to backups of RDM disk arrays. To back up RDM disk arrays, you must configure a Snapshot Client alternate client backup.