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
Configuring a policy for EMC_TimeFinder methods
Use the following instructions for the EMC TimeFinder array methods (EMC_TimeFinder_Snap, EMC_TimeFinder_Clone, EMC_TimeFinder_Mirror).
Help for setting up a NetBackup policy is available.
To configure a policy for EMC_TimeFinder methods
- In the NetBackup Administration Console, click the Perform snapshot backups box on the policy Attributes tab.
- Click the Options option to display the Snapshot Options dialog box.
- In the Snapshot method pull-down list, select a TimeFinder method.
Enter a value in the Value field for the SAVE Device Pool. You can also use the default pool.
When you use the default pool for all operations, the device space is quickly consumed and backups can fail. But when you use a separate pool to configure the policy, there is less chance of backup failure.
- NetBackup uses this information to correctly rotate through the snapshot, clone, or mirrors when performing a backup. After all the snapshots, clones, or mirrors have been used in a backup, NetBackup automatically determines which is the oldest. NetBackup expires the oldest snapshot, clone, or mirror so that it can be reused for the current backup.
In the Snapshot Options dialog box of the policy, you must specify the following information:
Unique ID for the snapshot resource from which the TimeFinder_Mirror, Clone, or Snapshot is created.
Unique ID for the target device(s) where the mirror, clone, or snapshot is created.
- See your array administrator for these values.
- Copy and paste (or type) these values into the appropriate field of the NetBackup policy's Add Snapshot Resource dialog box. The procedure is as follows.
- After selecting an EMC_TimeFinder method on the Snapshot Options dialog box, click Add.
- In the Add Snapshot Resource dialog box, enter the Symmetrix ID in the Array Serial # field.
- Enter the unique ID for the source device in the Source Device field.
- Enter the unique IDs for the target devices in the Snapshot Device(s) field.
To enter multiple IDs, place a semicolon between them. The ID should be a four-digit value.
For EMC_TimeFinder_Mirror, the target devices are BCV devices.
For EMC_TimeFinder_Snap, the target devices are VDEV devices.
For EMC_TimeFinder_Clone, the target devices are the STD devices that were allocated to be used as clones.
- Enter source and target device IDs exactly as they appear on the Symmetrix.
For example, if device 4c appears as 004C, then enter it as 004C (case does not matter). The symdev show command can be used to determine how a device ID appears on Symmetrix. Refer to your SymCLI documentation for more information on this command.
For Instant Recovery backups, the Snapshot Device(s) entries determine where and in what order the snapshots are retained.