Veritas NetBackup™ for VMware Administrator's Guide
- Required tasks: overview
- Notes and prerequisites
- Configure NetBackup communication with VMware
- Adding NetBackup credentials for VMware
- Validating VMware virtualization server certificates in NetBackup
- 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)
Configuring the VDDK logging level
The following NetBackup processes capture VDDK log messages:
bpbkar, bpbkarv, nbrestore
These processes write VDDK messages in the VxMS logs if the VxMS logging level (VxMS_VERBOSE) is 5 or higher. By default, when VXMS_VERBOSE is 5 or higher, the VDDK messages are generated at the highest verbosity.
These processes write VDDK messages in their own log directories if the NetBackup global logging level is 5. By default, when the NetBackup global logging level is 5, the VDDK messages in the ncfnbcs and bpVMutil logs are generated at minimum verbosity.
To change the logging level (verbosity) of the VDDK messages
Check the following on the backup host:
Make sure the VxMS log directory exists and that the VXMS_VERBOSE DWORD is set to 5 or higher.
Make sure the bpVMutil log directory exists and that the NetBackup global logging level is set to 5.
The ncfnbcs process uses unified logging: You do not have to manually create a log directory for ncfnbcs. More information on unified logging is available in the NetBackup Logging Reference Guide.
Enter the following on the backup host:
Create the DWORD registry entry VDDK_VERBOSE in the following location:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Veritas > NetBackup > CurrentVersion > Config
Add the following to the
- Set the numeric value of VDDK_VERBOSE as follows:
Panic (failure messages only).
Level 0 + error logging.
Level 1 + warning messages.
Level 2 + audit messages.
Level 3 + informational messages.
Highly verbose; level 4 + additional details.
Most verbose; level 5 + debug messages.