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)
Query rules for datacenter folders (host folder)
This topic applies to policy configuration for NetBackup for VMware. You can use the Query Builder to enter rules for the automatic selection of VMware virtual machines for backup.
Folder_1 ESX1 ESX2 subfolder_A ESX3 ESX4 subfolder_B ESX_5 ESX_6
If you want NetBackup to select all the virtual machines within the top-level folder and any subfolders, use the Contains or StartsWith operator. For example:
HostFolder Contains "Folder_1"
If you want the query to include all virtual machines in the hierarchy of folders, do not use Equal as the Operator.
If you want NetBackup to select the virtual machines within a subfolder only (such as subfolder_A), use the Contains or Equal operator. For example:
HostFolder Equal "Folder_1/subfolder_A"
In this case, NetBackup includes only the virtual machines that reside on servers ESX3 and ESX4.
For host folders, these operators work the same as they do for resource pools. For further query builder examples, refer to the following topic (substitute host folder for resource pool in the examples):
If an ESX cluster is not contained within a folder and you click the browse for values button: The ESX cluster name appears in the Select From List dialog.