Veritas NetBackup™ Plug-in for VMware vSphere Web Client Guide
- Introduction and notes
- Installing the NetBackup plug-in for vSphere Web Client
- Configuration overview for the NetBackup Recovery and Instant Recovery Wizards
- Excluding virtual disks from the backup
- Monitoring backup status
- Restoring virtual machines
- NetBackup Recovery Wizard screens
- NetBackup Instant Recovery Wizard screens
- Appendix A. Instant recovery operations
- Appendix B. Installing the vSphere Web Client plug-in from a NetBackup media server and plug-in package host
Selecting backup images for instant recovery
On the Image Selection screen, in the upper pane, you can view the instant recovery (IR) ready backup images. The screen only lists the images that are IR-ready and that are not more than 7 days old.
The following table describes the fields on the Image Selection screen.
Table: Fields in the Image Selection screen
Name of the virtual machine that was selected and added in the previous screen.
Date and Time of Backup
Date and timestamp of the IR-ready backup image.
Age of the backup image in days or hours.
Name of the vCenter server.
Name of the NetBackup backup policy.
If the IR-ready image is not available in the last 7 days, or you want to change the displayed backup image for the VM: Click on theoption to search for a different backup image. You can search for the backup images that were made in the last 7 days, etc., by selecting a specific date range. For the option, click in the pop-up to view the results. For other options, select the image from the displayed results to view the image details. The following screen shows a list of IR ready images that were backed up during the last 30 days. Click to proceed.
The Image Selection screen at the lower pane shows the backup image details and attributes of the virtual machine that is selected in the upper plane.
Table: Fields in the backup image selection screen
Backup Image details
The name of the NetBackup master server and the storage type used.
The time that is required to restore the image may depend on the storage type. This dependency is especially likely for a recovery that uses an AdvancedDisk storage type or a deduplication storage type.
The backup ID and the type of the backup schedule are also listed in the image details.
Virtual Machine Attributes
The attributes of the virtual machine at the time it was backed up.
The display name of the specified VM.
The host name of the VM.
The ESX server name.
The vCenter server name.
The ID assigned to the virtual machine when the virtual machine is created. This ID may or may not be unique, depending on whether the virtual machine has been duplicated. This option is included for compatibility with the policies that use the older VM UUID identifier.
The globally unique ID assigned to the virtual machine when the virtual machine is created. This ID uniquely identifies the virtual machine within a vCenter server. Even if the virtual machine has been duplicated (such as within a vCloud), only the original virtual machine retains this instance ID. (The virtual machine duplicates are assigned different instance UUIDs.)
Displays the name of the data center.
Virtual Machine Version
Displays the original hardware version of the VM.
Displays the vmdk files of the selected virtual machine.
Click Destination Selection screen. Click to revisit the earlier screen in case you need to make changes.to proceed to the
To proceed to the destination selection, you need to select at least one IR-ready image.