Veritas Backup Exec Administrator's Guide
- Introducing Backup Exec
- Methods for installing the Agent for Windows
- Using a command prompt to install the Agent for Windows on a remote computer
- Using a command script to install the Agent for Windows
- Installing the Remote Administrator
- Installing Backup Exec using the command line (silent mode)
- Backup Exec license contract information
- About upgrading to Backup Exec
- Getting Started
- Backing up data
- How Backup Exec catalogs work
- Job management and monitoring
- About the Job Monitor
- About the Job History
- Viewing the job log
- Error-handling rules for failed or canceled jobs
- Alerts and notifications
- Enabling active alerts and alert history to display on the Home tab
- Adding a recipient group for alert notifications
- Sending a notification when a job completes
- SNMP traps for Backup Exec alerts
- Disk-based and network-based storage
- Configuring disk storage
- Configuring disk cartridge storage
- Backup sets
- Cloud-based storage devices
- Amazon S3 cloud-based storage
- Google cloud-based storage
- Microsoft Azure cloud-based storage
- Private cloud-based storage
- About S3-Compatible Cloud Storage
- About the Veritas Backup Exec™ CloudConnect Optimizer
- Legacy backup-to-disk folders
- Legacy backup-to-disk folders
- Legacy backup-to-disk folders
- Tape storage
- Robotic libraries in Backup Exec
- Creating robotic library partitions
- Managing tapes
- Creating media sets for tapes
- Labeling tape media
- Default media vaults
- Storage device pools
- Storage operations
- Conversion to virtual machines
- Configuration and settings
- Using Backup Exec with firewalls
- Deleting DBA-initiated job templates
- Backup Exec logon accounts
- Creating a custom report
- List of Backup Exec standard reports
- Troubleshooting Backup Exec
- Troubleshooting failed components in the SAN
- Generating a diagnostic file for troubleshooting Backup Exec
- Using Backup Exec in cluster environments
- Configurations for Backup Exec and Microsoft Cluster Servers
- Disaster recovery of a cluster
- Simplified Disaster Recovery
- Setting or changing the alternate location for the disaster recovery information file
- Creating a Simplified Disaster Recovery disk image
- Preparing to recover from a disaster by using Simplified Disaster Recovery
- Recovering a computer with Simplified Disaster Recovery
- Integration with Veritas™ Information Map
- Appendix A. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Windows
- About the Backup Exec Agent Utility for Windows
- Appendix B. Veritas Backup Exec Deduplication Option
- Creating or importing deduplication disk storage
- Selecting storage devices for direct access sharing
- Appendix C. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for VMware
- Backing up VMware virtual machines
- About instant recovery of a VMware virtual machine
- About Recovery Ready for VMware virtual machines
- Appendix D. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Hyper-V
- Backing up Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines
- About instant recovery of a Hyper-V virtual machine
- About Recovery Ready for Hyper-V virtual machines
- Appendix E. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft SQL Server
- Backing up SQL databases and transaction logs
- Restoring SQL databases and transaction logs
- Disaster recovery of a SQL Server
- Appendix F. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Exchange Server
- Backing up Exchange data
- Appendix G. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft SharePoint
- Backing up Microsoft SharePoint data
- Appendix H. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Oracle on Windows or Linux Servers
- Configuring the Oracle Agent on Windows computers and Linux servers
- Configuring an Oracle instance on Windows computers
- Viewing an Oracle instance on Windows computers
- About authentication credentials on the Backup Exec server
- About backing up Oracle databases
- About restoring Oracle resources
- Appendix I. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Enterprise Vault
- About backup methods for Enterprise Vault backup jobs
- Restoring Enterprise Vault
- About the Backup Exec Migrator for Enterprise Vault
- Configuring the Backup Exec Migrator
- Configuring Enterprise Vault collections
- Configuring the Backup Exec Migrator to communicate with Enterprise Vault
- About retrieving migrated Enterprise Vault data
- About the Partition Recovery Utility
- Appendix J. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Active Directory
- About backing up Active Directory and ADAM/AD LDS
- Appendix K. Veritas Backup Exec Central Admin Server Option
- About installing the Central Admin Server feature
- What happens when CAS communication thresholds are reached
- About job delegation in CAS
- How to use Backup Exec server pools in CAS
- How centralized restore works in CAS
- Appendix L. Veritas Backup Exec Advanced Disk-based Backup Option
- Appendix M. Veritas Backup Exec NDMP Option
- About restoring and redirecting restore data for NDMP servers
- Viewing the properties of an NDMP server
- Viewing storage properties for an NDMP server
- Appendix N. Veritas Backup Exec Agent for Linux
- About installing the Agent for Linux
- About establishing trust for a remote Linux computer in the Backup Exec list of servers
- Editing configuration options for Linux computers
- About backing up a Linux computer by using the Agent for Linux
- About restoring data to Linux computers
- Editing the default backup job options for Linux computers
- Uninstalling the Agent for Linux
- Appendix O. Veritas Backup Exec Remote Media Agent for Linux
- About installing the Remote Media Agent for Linux
- About establishing trust for a Remote Media Agent for Linux computer in the Backup Exec list of servers
- About the Backup Exec operators (beoper) group for the Remote Media Agent for Linux
- About adding a Linux server as a Remote Media Agent for Linux
- Editing properties for the Remote Media Agent for Linux
- Creating a simulated tape library
- Viewing simulated tape libraries properties
- Appendix P. Accessibility and Backup Exec
- About keyboard shortcuts in Backup Exec
- Backup and Restore tab keyboard shortcuts
- Storage tab keyboard shortcuts
Creating a validate virtual machine for recovery job
You can create a Validate Virtual Machine for Recovery job for a VMware virtual machine.
Complete the following steps to create Validate Virtual Machine for Recovery job for a VMware virtual machine.
To create a validate virtual machine recovery job
- On the Backup and Restore tab, select the virtual machine that you want to validate.
- In the Recovery Ready group, click Validate VM for Recovery.
- On the Validate Virtual Machine for Recovery dialog box, in the Job name field, type a name for the validation job or use the default name.
- In the Backup set selection group box, select the backup sets that you want to include in the backup set selection.
Use the latest available disk-based backup set when the job is run
Indicates that only the latest available disk-based backup set is used when the VMware virtual machine validation recovery job is run.
Select a disk-based backup set
Indicates that an available disk-based backup set is used for the VMware virtual machine validation recovery job.
Show backup sets from
Indicates the beginning and ending dates for the backup sets that you want to include in the backup set selection.
By default, only the backup sets for jobs that ran in the past 30 days are displayed.
Disk-based backup set
Indicates the backup set that you want to use for the validation job.
Only backup sets that meet the requirements for validation are included in the list.
- On the Validate Virtual Machine for Recovery dialog box, in the left pane, select Destination, and then set the following options for the job.
vCenter server or ESX host name
Indicates the name of the vCenter server or ESX host.
You can also enter a vCenter server or host that is different from the source vCenter server or ESX host.
Server logon account
Uses the default logon account that appears. You can select another logon account to use for the vCenter server or ESX host.
Indicates the name of the ESX host that runs the validated virtual machine.
Virtual machine folder
Indicates the name of the existing vSphere folder to which you want to validate the virtual machine.
The folder default is the root of the datacenter.
Indicates the name of the resource pool to which you want to validate the virtual machine.
The resource pool is optional.
Datastore or datastore cluster for storing virtual machine writes
Browse the name of the datastore where you want to store any temporary changes that are made to the validated virtual machine.
- On the Validate Virtual Machine for Recovery dialog box, in the left pane, select Schedule, and then select the schedule for this job.
Select this option to create a recurring schedule for the job.
Run now with no recurring schedule
Runs the job immediately without a recurring schedule.
Schedules the job to run on a specific date and time.
Create without a schedule
Creates the job without scheduling it. When you use this option, the job does not run at the time of creation. The job remains unscheduled until you choose to run it.
Submit job on hold
Enables you to submit the job, but not run the job until you change the job's hold status.
- (Optional) On the Validate Virtual Machine for Recovery dialog box, in the left pane, select Notification, and then select recipients to notify when the Validate Virtual Machine for Recovery job completes.
- Click OK.
The Validate Virtual Machine for Recovery job runs and after it is completed successfully, the virtual machine is marked as recovery ready.
To see the validation status, on the Backup and Restore tab, double-click the vCenter server or ESX host name or on the Storage tab, double-click the disk storage name. In the left pane, click Backup Sets. For the selected server or storage view, you can view the status in the column.