Veritas NetBackup™ Snapshot Client Administrator's Guide
- Snapshot Client features
- About snapshot basics
- Off-host backup overview
- Off-host backup methods
- About alternate client backup
- Snapshot Client requirements
- Policy configuration
- Selecting the snapshot method
- Configuration parameters for Snapshot Client
- About using alternate client backup
- Configuring alternate client backup
- Policy configuration tips
- About disabling snapshots
- FlashBackup configuration
- Instant Recovery configuration
- About Instant Recovery
- About sizing the cache for Instant Recovery copy-on-write snapshots
- About configuring VxVM
- About storage lifecycle policies for snapshots
- Network Attached Storage (NAS) snapshot configuration
- Configuration of software-based snapshot methods
- Software-based snapshot methods
- Cache device requirements
- About VxFS_Checkpoint
- About VxVM
- About FlashSnap
- About VVR
- About VSS
- Software-based snapshot methods
- Support for Cluster Volume Manager Environments (CVM)
- Configuration of snapshot methods for disk arrays
- About the new disk array snapshot methods
- Disk array configuration tasks
- OS-specific configuration tasks
- About VSS configuration (Windows)
- About EMC CLARiiON arrays
- Configuring NetBackup to access the CLARiiON array
- Configuring a NetBackup policy for a CLARiiON array method
- About EMC Symmetrix arrays
- About configuration for EMC_TimeFinder_Mirror
- About configuration for EMC_TimeFinder_Clone
- About HP EVA arrays
- Verifying connectivity from clients to array using SSSU 5.0
- About IBM DS6000 and DS8000 arrays
- Configuring NetBackup to access the IBM DS6000 or DS8000 array
- About IBM DS4000 array
- About Hitachi SMS/WMS/AMS, USP/NSC, USP-V/VM
- Hitachi array software requirements
- About HP-XP arrays
- About array troubleshooting
- Troubleshooting issues pertaining to all arrays
- Troubleshooting IBM DS6000 and DS8000 arrays
- Troubleshooting IBM4000 arrays
- Troubleshooting Hitachi arrays
- Notes on Media Server and Third-Party Copy methods
- Backup and restore procedures
- About restores from a FlashBackup backup
- Instant Recovery restore features
- About Instant Recovery: block-level restore
- About Instant Recovery: file promotion
- About Instant Recovery: Fast File Resync (Windows clients only)
- About Instant Recovery: point in time rollback
- About configurations for restore
- About restoring from a disk snapshot
- Logging directories for UNIX platforms
- Logging folders for Windows platforms
- FlashBackup and status code 13
- Appendix A. Managing nbu_snap (Solaris)
- Appendix B. Overview of snapshot operations
- Appendix C. NetBackup integration with CloudPoint for snapshot managment
Note the following restrictions:
FlashBackup policies for UNIX clients do not support Instant Recovery.
FlashBackup supports the following I/O system components: ufs, VxFS, and Windows NTFS file systems, VxVM volumes and LVM volumes, and raw disks. Other components (such as non-Veritas storage replicators or other non-Veritas volume managers) are not supported.
FlashBackup on Linux supports only the VxFS file system on VxVM volumes. For Linux clients, no other file system is supported, and VxFS file systems are not supported without VxVM volumes.
FlashBackup on AIX supports only the VxFS file system, with VxVM or LVM volumes. For AIX clients, no other file system is supported, and the data must be over a VxVM or LVM volume.
Note these restrictions for Windows clients:
The use of FlashBackup in a Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) environment is supported, with the following limitation: Raw partition restores can only be performed when the disk being restored is placed in extended maintenance mode or removed from the WSFC resource group.
FlashBackup-Windows and Linux policies do not support a Client Direct restore.
FlashBackup-Windows policies support Instant Recovery, but only for backup to a storage unit (not for snapshot-only backups).
A restore from a FlashBackup-Windows image will not work if the destination client is not a Windows host.
FlashBackup-Windows supports the backup and restore of NTFS files that are compressed. FlashBackup-Windows does support Windows NTFS encryption and compression, but not NetBackup's compression or encryption.
The compressed NTFS files are backed up and restored as compressed files (they are not uncompressed).
FlashBackup (UNIX) does not support any type of compression or encryption, whether the encryption/compression is set in the NetBackup policy or in the Operating System.