A method to configurate NetBackup for SharePoint on VMware virtual machines support

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The following steps describe a method for NetBackup backing up SharePoint in a VMware environment so that the customers will be able to perform 4 types of restores from a single backup --VM restore, single file restore (V-Ray), SharePoint database restore and granular file restore (GRT).


1.Make sure NetBackup Client software and the Symantec VSS Provider are installed on the all virtual machines and that the log on account for NetBackup Client Service is configured and not Local System account.


2.Launch NetBackup Admin console,go to Host Properties->Master Server, add the Vmware Access Hosts and Distributed Application Restore Mapping.Then navigate to Host Properties->Clients,click Windows Clients node, fill in Exchange granular restore proxy host at "Exchange" and SharePoint credentials at "SharePoint". The exchange granular restore proxy host is the host that SQL Server installed.


3.Navigate to Media and Device Management->Credentials->Virtual Machine Servers,add a VMware ESX server or Virtual Center Server.


4.Create a policy, change Policy Type to VMware, select a disk-type Storage Unit; full schedule; make a query to include the virtual machines that installed SQL Server and/or SharePoint Server; backup selections is by default; at VMware tag, make sure "Enable SharePoint Recovery" option is checked.


5.Run this policy, the backup job should be successfully completed.


6.Launch BAR, specify policy type for restore, if you want to perform vm and single file restore, select policy type to VMware;if you want to perform SharePoint database or single file in SharePoint web application restore, select policy type to SharePoint.


Please note:


1. Client for NFS is required on the all machines.


2. VMware Tools is required on the all virtual machines.


3. For supported VMware, SharePoint, SQL and OS versions, please see the NetBackup 7.5 compatibility list.


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