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 individual VMware virtual machine files
This topic describes how to restore files from a NetBackup backup of a VMware virtual machine.
To restore individual files
- In the NetBackup Administration Console, click Backup, Archive, and Restore
- Click Actions > Specify NetBackup Machines and Policy Type....
- Enter the following:
Server to use for backup and restores
The NetBackup master server that directed the backup.
Source client for restores
The VMware virtual machine that was backed up.
Click Search VM Clients to search or browse for a virtual machine. This option helps to locate a virtual machine in a large, multi-layered virtual environment.
Or, enter the type of name that was selected for the Primary VM identifier option on the policy VMware tab. For example, if the Primary VM identifier option is set to VM host name, enter the virtual machine's host name.
Destination client for restores
Enter one of the following:
The host name of the VMware virtual machine that was backed up, if NetBackup client software has been installed on the virtual machine.
Enter the host name even if the policy identified the virtual machine by its VM display name, UUID, or DNS name. Do not enter the VM display name, UUID, or DNS name.
Any NetBackup client that has the same operating system and file system of the VM that was backed up.
The NetBackup Client Service must be logged on as Administrator.
Policy type for restores
The type of policy that made the backup (VMware).
Date / time range
The time period within which to search for backups.
- Click OK.
- For the Restore type, select Normal Backups.
- You can use the Start date and End date icons to select the date range within which the backup occurred.
- Under Directory Structure, drill into the folders and click the folders and files you want to restore.
- Click Restore.
- See Setting up NetBackup Client Service for VMware restores to a Windows shared virtual machine drive.
On the Restore Marked Files dialog: If NetBackup client software is not installed on the destination virtual machine, select one of the following:
Restore everything to its original location
Restore everything to a different location (maintaining existing structure)
Restore individual directories and files to different locations
Destinations must be entered as UNC path names that refer to shared drives on the virtual machine. For example, to restore the file E:\folder1\file1 on virtual machine vm1, enter the following destination:
The NetBackup Client Service must be logged on under an account that has Administrator privileges.