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)
Deleting a vSphere Client snapshot
This topic applies to the use of BLIB () with NetBackup for VMware.
You used the vSphere Client interface to manually create a snapshot of the virtual machine and that snapshot is currently active.
A NetBackup policy with thefeature had never been used to back up the virtual machine before you started the vSphere Client snapshot.
In this case, NetBackup cannot enable BLIB for the virtual machine. You must delete the vSphere Client snapshot. Then, when the NetBackup policy runs, BLIB is enabled.
More information is available on NetBackup block-level backups:
To delete a vSphere Client snapshot
- In the vSphere Client interface, right-click on the virtual machine and select Snapshot > Snapshot Manager.
- Select the snapshot and click Delete.
- To back up the virtual machine with BLIB, you can now run a NetBackup policy that uses Enable block-level incremental backup.
NetBackup backups from this policy continue to use storage optimization, even if you manually create a snapshot of the virtual machine using vSphere Client.