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)
Perform Recovery dialog box
This topic applies to NetBackup for VMware. It describes how to restore a VMware virtual machine.
Review the settings to be applied to the restored virtual machine.
Lists the settings that are used for the recovery.
Run Pre-Recovery Check
Click this option to verify the following: The credentials, the available space on the datastore, and other important requirements. For a description of the checks, see Table: Pre-recovery checks.
Starts the recovery of the virtual machine.
Table: Pre-recovery checks
Type of check
Verify vSphere server credential
Verifies that NetBackup has the correct credentials to access the vSphere server for the restore.
Verify datacenter path
Verifies that NetBackup can access the datacenter that is designated for the restore.
Verify folder path
Verifies that NetBackup can access the VM folder that is designated for the restore.
Unsupported non-ASCII characters
Checks for unsupported characters in the VM display name, datastore name, or network name.
VM exists overwrite
If the original VM exists at the restore destination, verifies that theoption is selected. If the VM exists and the overwrite option is selected, the VM is overwritten with the restored VM.
If the original VM does not exist at the restore destination, verifies that the original VM's vmx configuration file directory does not exist. If the original VM does not exist but the vmx directory exists, specify a different display name for the restored the VM.
Adequate space on datastore (or datastore cluster) for configuration file
Verifies that the datastore (or datastore cluster) for the restore has enough space for the restored VM's vmx configuration file.
VMware connectivity test
Verifies that the NetBackup restore host can communicate with the vCenter server.
Datastore/Datastore Cluster space available
Verifies that the datastore (or datastore cluster) for the restore has enough space for the restored VM files.
SAN datastore compatibility
Verifies that the selected datastore has a compatible block size.
For example, this check fails if it detects the following problem: The VM's vmdk files are not a multiple of the VMFS block size. In that case, the last partial-block write may fail during the restore, and the restore job fails with status 2820. The NetBackup job details log contains messages similar to the following:
12/12/2011 3:12:28 AM - Critical bpbrm(pid=3560) from client io.acme.com: FTL - Virtual machine restore: file write failed
In this case, use the NBD or the NBDSSL transport mode when you restore the VM.
For more information on this issue, refer to the following VMware Knowledge Base article:
Verify unique BIOS UUID
If only the SAN transport mode is selected for the restore, determines if a VM with the same BIOS UUID exists on the specified vCenter.