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)
Notes on restoring virtual machines into vCloud Director
To restore a virtual machine into vCloud Director, note the following:
The Backup, Archive, and Restore interface allows the restore of one virtual machine at a time.
You can use the nbrestorevm command to restore multiple virtual machines.
When you back up a virtual machine in vCloud Director, Veritas recommends the Primary VM identifier on the VMware tab. Use of the setting is not recommended.setting for
To restore a virtual machine into vCloud Director, the virtual machine must have been in vCloud Director when it was backed up.
To restore a virtual machine into vCloud Director, the backup policy must have been configured as described in the following topic:
When a vApp is restored, vCloud Director resets the vApp's expiration date. For example: Assume the original vApp was created on the first day of the month and was set to expire in 30 days. If the vApp is restored 15 days before its expiration (on the 15th), vCloud resets the vApp to expire in 30 days from the 15th.
The VM administrator can reset the expiration date to its original date.
You cannot restore a virtual machine into an existing vApp template. VMware sets this restriction.
After you restore a vApp template, the template cannot be changed and no further virtual machines can be added to it (a VMware restriction). To restore a vApp template that is to contain multiple VMs, you must restore all but one of the VMs separately into a non-template vApp. Then restore the last virtual machine by means of theoption.
You can restore the vCloud Director virtual machine into vSphere instead of vCloud Director. On the Recovery Destination screen, select
vCloud organization networks are not displayed on the Network Connections screen for restore; only vSphere networks are displayed.
To restore into an existing vCloud Director vApp with theoption, the vApp must be turned off.
vCloud backup images cannot be restored by means of the NetBackup vSphere Web Client plug-in or the NetBackup vSphere Client (HTML5) plug-in. This type of restore can be performed by means of the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface.
vSphere 5 provides storage profiles for managing the datastores on which virtual machines are created. When you restore into vCloud, the NetBackup restore interface lets you select a target datastore but not a storage profile. If the target datastore does not comply with the storage profile or if the datastore you select has been disabled, note: NetBackup automatically migrates the virtual machine to a compliant datastore if possible when you import to vCloud Director.
At the end of a successful restore, NetBackup verifies that the virtual machine is on compliant storage (on a datastore with the defined storage profile).
To ensure that any VM guest customizations are restored into vCloud Director, you must set a NetBackup parameter. The parameter value specifies a wait period in seconds so that the guest customizations can be restored successfully. (The VMware API requires that the VMware Tools are installed and running, but the state of the VMware Tools cannot be identified after the restore. Therefore, we wait the specified amount of time so that the VMware Tools are running in the initial restore environment.)