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)
Requirements for Instant Recovery for VMware
For virtual machine instant recovery, your environment must meet the following requirements:
The virtual machine to restore must have been backed up from a VMware policy.
The target ESX server for the restore must be at vSphere 5.0 or later.
The restore host can be on Windows or Linux.
For the VMware virtual machines that have non-ASCII characters in their paths, NetBackup does not support Instant Recovery using Windows restore hosts and media servers. You must use a Linux restore host and media server for Instant Recovery of such virtual machines.
The requirements and limitations for non-ASCII character support are described in a different topic.
For a restore host that is separate from the NetBackup master server or media server: You must add the restore host to the list of servers that can access the master server.
In the NetBackup Administration Console, click Additional Servers tab, click to add the restore host., double-click the NetBackup master server, and click . On the
The NFS Client service must be enabled on the ESXi host.
The Network File System (NFS) must be installed on the Linux media server and restore host and the portmap service must be active.
For information about how to install NFS, see the media server host operating system documentation.
The Services for Network File System (NFS) must be installed on the Windows media server and restore host.
The NetBackup media server platform must support Granular Recovery Technology. See the NetBackup Enterprise Server and Server OS Software Compatibility List:
The Client for NFS service may have to be restarted on a NetBackup Windows restore host.
The media server must use IPv4 or have a dual stack configuration if the vCenter server has a dual stack configuration.
NetBackup requires logon credentials for the vCenter server and the restore host.