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)
Ensuring that guest customizations can be restored in vCloud Director
This topic applies to NetBackup for VMware.
To ensure that any VM guest customizations are restored into vCloud Director, you must set a NetBackup parameter, as follows:
On Windows, you must set a registry value.
On UNIX and Linux, you must edit a NetBackup configuration file.
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.)
To ensure that guest customizations can be restored in vCloud Director on Windows
- On the Windows desktop of the backup host, click Start > Run and enter regedit.
- To be on the safe side, make a backup of the current registry (File > Export).
- Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Veritas > NetBackup > CurrentVersion > CONFIG and create a key that is called BACKUP.
- Create a new DWORD under BACKUP and name it powerCycleInterval.
Enter a decimal value of 60 for the timeout.
- Close the Windows Registry Editor.
To ensure that guest customizations can be restored in vCloud Director on Linux
- On the Linux backup host, create (or open) the following file:
- Create a line in the file named [BACKUP] and then on a separate line create a powerCycleInterval dword parameter with a value of 60, as follows:
Note: If the file already contains a [BACKUP] line, do not add another [BACKUP] line. Any other lines that already exist under [BACKUP] should remain as they are.
- Save the file and then close it from the text editor.