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)
Network Connections and Other Recovery Options dialog box (restore to alternate location)
This topic applies to NetBackup for VMware. It describes how to restore a VMware virtual machine to an alternate location.
For restore into vSphere, this dialog displays all of the networks that the restored virtual machine can connect to.
For restore into vCloud Director, this dialog displays the networks that the virtual machine was connected to (if any) at the time of the backup.
For vCloud Director: If the virtual machine was not connected to any networks during backup, or if none of those networks are currently available, the dialog states: "No networks available for selected virtual machine." In that case, if a network connection is required, create it after the restore completes.
Retain original network configuration
If possible, this option retains the original MAC address and other configuration settings of the virtual machine. Note that vCenter assigns a new MAC address if the original exists. This option configures the virtual machine with its original network labels, even if those networks are not available at the restore location.
When you select this option, any network names that are shown in this dialog are ignored.
If this option is unselected, the virtual machine's original network settings are discarded. You can select available networks under Network Names.
Select the networks that you want the restored virtual machine to be connected to. This option creates new network adaptors for the selected networks.
On the restored virtual machine, the network adapters are not configured.
Click thecheck box to select or unselect all the networks in the list.
Use Move Up and Move Down to reorder the networks. The order in the list determines the order of the corresponding virtual network adapters (NIC cards) for the virtual machine.
When the virtual machine is backed up, its network connections (physical or virtual) are recorded in the NetBackup catalog.
For vSphere, NetBackup determines what networks currently exist at the restore location and lists the network names as follows:
If a network that was recorded in the backup catalog for the virtual machine still exists, it is listed on this screen and automatically selected.
If a network is available that was not listed in the NetBackup catalog, it is listed on this screen but not selected.
If a network was recorded in the backup catalog but is not currently available, it is not listed.