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)
Transport modes options (VMware)
The transport modes determine how the snapshot data travels from the VMware datastore to the VMware backup host. The appropriate mode depends in part on the type of network that connects the VMware datastore to the VMware backup host.
By default, all modes are selected. NetBackup tries each transport mode in order, from top to bottom. It uses the first mode that succeeds for all disks in the virtual machine.
Table: Transport Modes
This mode is not supported for the virtual machines that use VMware Virtual Volumes (VVols).
For the virtual machines that use VVols, the virtual machine and the backup host (hotadd) virtual machine must reside on same VVol datastore.
For instructions on this transport mode and on installing the backup host in a VMware virtual machine, refer to your VMware documentation.
For encrypted transfer (SSL) over a local network that uses the Network Block Device (NBD) driver protocol. This mode of transfer is usually slower than Fibre Channel.
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.