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)
Recovery Options dialog box
This topic applies to NetBackup for VMware. It describes how to restore a VMware virtual machine.
Shows the configuration of the virtual machine at the time of backup. These settings are applied to the virtual machine when it is restored.
This information is included for recovery to vSphere only (not for vCloud).
NetBackup Recovery Host
The host that performs the recovery. The default is the host that performed the backup (the backup host).
For example, the restore fails if you select the SAN transport mode in the following case:
The host that performed the backup used a SAN connection to access the datastore.
The host you select as recovery host does not have SAN access to the datastore.
You can use this option to select a media server that has access to the storage unit that contains the backup image. An example of such an environment is a Media Server Deduplication Pool (MSDP) with multiple media servers.
If the storage unit that contains the backup image is not shared with multiple media servers, this option is grayed out.
Determines how the restore data is sent from the recovery host to the VMware datastore. The appropriate option depends in part on the type of network that connects the VMware datastore to the recovery host.
The default is the type that the backup used.
For instructions on this transport mode and on installing the recovery host in a VMware virtual machine, refer to your VMware documentation.
Move Up, Move Down
Use these options to change the order in which NetBackup tries each selected mode. Highlight a mode and clickor .
For example: Assume that all four transport modes are selected, and the order is SAN, hotadd, nbd, and nbdssl. If one of the virtual disks cannot be accessed using SAN, the SAN transport mode is not used for any of the virtual machine's disks. NetBackup then tries to use the hotadd mode for all the disks. NetBackup continues to try each mode until it finds one that succeeds for all the disks.