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)
Using the Activity Monitor to monitor virtual machine backups
This topic applies to NetBackup for VMware.
To monitor virtual machine backups
- Click Activity Monitor in the left pane of the Administration Console.
- Note each job as it appears by row.
If the policy selects virtual machines automatically (based on a query), the backup consists of three generations of jobs:
The first job discovers the virtual machines. This job is labeled Backup. (This job is unique to policies that use a query to select virtual machines.)
The discovery (Backup) job starts a child job to take a VMware snapshot of the virtual machine. A snapshot job is started for each virtual machine. Each of these jobs is labeled Snapshot.
Each snapshot job starts a child job to back up the virtual machine. A backup job is started for each virtual machine. Each of these jobs is labeled Backup.
The job flow is as follows:
discovery job --> snapshot job --> backup job
- To trace the discovery job to the virtual machine backup jobs, note the Job ID and the Parent Job ID columns.
In this example, the discovery job is 119. Job 119 started job 120 (Snapshot). Job 120 started job 121 (Backup).
- Right-click on the job row and click Details.
On the Job Details screen, click the Detailed Status tab for more information on the job.
If a column is not displayed in the Activity Monitor, or to re-arrange the columns, do the following:
Right-click anywhere in the Jobs pane and click Columns > Layout.
Click the row for the heading that you want to display, hide, or re-arrange (such as Parent Job ID).
Use Move Up, Move Down, Show, and Hide as needed.
Click OK. The columns should now be visible in the Activity Monitor.