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)
Restoring the virtual machine disk or disks by using the nbrestorevm command
This task is part of a larger process that describes how to restore an individual VMware virtual machine disk or disks.
To restore a VMware virtual machine disk
- If the file is valid, restore the virtual machine by invoking the following NetBackup command:
On Windows: install_path\NetBackup\bin\nbrestorevm -restorespec filename [-L progress_log] [-w [hh:mm:ss]]
On UNIX: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nbrestorevm -restorespec filename [-L progress_log] [-w [hh:mm:ss]]
The -restorespec filename option specifies the name of the file that contains the parameters of the restore.
The -L progress_log option specifies the name of an existing file in which to write progress information. Only default paths are allowed for this option; the following are the default paths:
UNIX systems: /usr/openv/netbackup/logs/user_ops/proglog
Windows systems: install_path\NetBackup\logs\user_ops\proglog
The -w [hh:mm:ss] option causes NetBackup to wait for a completion status from the server before it returns you to the system prompt.
The required date and time values format in NetBackup commands varies according to your locale. The
/usr/openv/msg/.conffile (UNIX) and the
install_path\VERITAS\msg\LC.CONFfile (Windows) contain information such as the date-time format for each supported locale. The files contain specific instructions on how to add or modify the list of supported locales and formats.
You can optionally specify a wait time in hours, minutes, and seconds. The maximum wait time you can specify is
23:59:59. If the wait time expires before the restore is complete, the command exits with a time-out status. The restore, however, still completes on the server.
If you specify 0 or do not specify a time, the wait time is indefinite for the completion status.
- Monitor the restore in the NetBackup Administration Console Activity Monitor.
- How to add disks, delete virtual machines, and mount drives is beyond the scope of the NetBackup documentation. See your VMware documentation.
After the restore completes, do the following as necessary:
For the virtual disks that are restored to a new VM, add the disks to a VM that can support them after the restore succeeds. Optionally, delete the VM that NetBackup created for the restore.
For the virtual disks that are restored to an existing VM, assign a drive letter (Windows) or mount the disk (Linux) so you can access the data.