NetBackup™ Web UI Cloud Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (9.1)
  1. Introducing the NetBackup web user interface
    1.  
      About the NetBackup web UI
    2.  
      Terminology
    3.  
      Sign in to the NetBackup web UI
    4.  
      Sign out of the NetBackup web UI
  2. Monitoring NetBackup
    1.  
      The NetBackup dashboard
    2.  
      Monitoring jobs
    3.  
      Filter jobs in the job list
  3. Managing and protecting cloud assets
    1.  
      About protecting cloud assets
    2.  
      Limitations and considerations
    3. Configure CloudPoint servers in NetBackup
      1.  
        Configure a third-party CA certificate
      2.  
        Add a CloudPoint server
      3. Add a cloud provider for a CloudPoint server
        1.  
          IAM Role for AWS Configuration
      4.  
        Associate media servers with a CloudPoint server
      5.  
        Discover assets on CloudPoint server
      6.  
        Edit a CloudPoint server
      7.  
        Enable or disable a CloudPoint server
      8.  
        (Optional) Add the CloudPoint extension
    4. Managing intelligent cloud groups
      1.  
        Create an intelligent cloud group
      2.  
        Delete an intelligent cloud group
    5. Protecting cloud assets or intelligent cloud groups
      1.  
        Customize or edit protection for cloud assets or intelligent groups
      2.  
        Remove protection from cloud assets or intelligent groups
    6.  
      AWS and Azure government cloud support
    7. About protecting Microsoft Azure resources using resource groups
      1.  
        Before you begin
      2.  
        Limitations and considerations
      3. About resource group configurations and outcome
        1.  
          Examples of resource group configurations
      4.  
        Troubleshoot resource group permissions
    8.  
      Configuring backup schedule for cloud workloads
    9.  
      Backup options for cloud workloads
    10.  
      Configure snapshot replication
    11.  
      Protect applications in-cloud with application consistent snapshots
  4. Recovering cloud assets
    1.  
      Recovering cloud assets
    2.  
      Perform rollback recovery of cloud assets
  5. Performing granular restore
    1.  
      About granular restore
    2.  
      Supported environment list
    3.  
      List of supported file systems
    4.  
      Before you begin
    5.  
      Limitations and considerations
    6.  
      Restoring files and folders from cloud virtual machines
    7.  
      Restoring volumes on cloud virtual machines
    8.  
      Troubleshooting
  6. Troubleshooting protection and recovery of cloud assets
    1.  
      Troubleshoot cloud workload protection issues

Recovering cloud assets

You can restore cloud assets from snapshot copy, replica copy, or backup copy. Replica copy is available for AWS assets. Backup copy is available for Azure and Azure Stack VM assets.

While restoring VMs, NetBackup gives you the option to change certain parameters of the original backup or snapshot copy. Including options like changing the VM display name, changing power options of the VM, removing tag associations during restore, and restoring to an alternate network. You can also restore VMs to an alternate configuration, to a different region, to a different subscription, and restore VMs or disks to a different resource group.

About the pre-recovery check for VMs

Pre-recovery check indicates how a restore may fail, before the restore is initiated. The pre-recovery check verifies the following:

  • Usage of supported characters and the length in the display name.

  • Existence of destination network

  • Existence of selected Resource group for VMs and disks

  • Existence of source VM snapshot(applicable for restore from snapshot)

  • Existence of the staging location added in the file /cloudpoint/azurestack.conf (applicable for restore from backup for Azure stack)

  • Existence of a VM with the same display name.

  • Connectivity with the CloudPoint server and cloud credential validation.

Supported parameters for restoring cloud assets

The following table summarizes the different parameters that you can change while restoring assets for different cloud providers.

Table: Supported parameters for Azure and Azure Stack snapshot and backup copies

Parameters

Snapshot copy

Backup copy

 

Azure

Azure Stack

Azure

Azure Stack

Change VM display name

Y

Y

Y

Y

Change power state of the VM

Y

Y

Y

Y

Remove tag associations

Y

Y

Y

Y

Restore to a different network

Y

Y

Y

Y

Subscription ID

  

Y

Y

Change resource group

Y

Y

Y

Y

Change region of the VM

  

Y

Y

Change provider configuration

  

Y

Y

Change resource group for disks

Y

Y

Y

Y

Table: Parameters supported by AWS and GCP snapshot copies

Parameters

AWS

GCP

Change VM display name

Y

Y

Change power state of the VM

Y

Y

Remove tag associations

Y

Y

Restore to a different network

Y

Y

Recovering virtual machines

To recover a VM

  1. On the left, click Cloud.
  2. Click the Virtual Machines tab.

    All the discovered cloud assets for the respective category are displayed.

  3. Double-click the protected asset that you want recover.
  4. Click the Recovery points tab.

    The available images are listed in rows with the backup timestamp for each image. AWS and GCP workloads do not show backup images. For AWS workloads you can see replicas, if available.

  5. In the Copies column, click the copy that you want to recover. You can see the backup, snapshot, and replica copy, if available. Click Recover. If you don't select a copy to restore, the primary copy is selected.
  6. Click Restore Virtual Machine.
  7. In the Recovery target page, do the following:

    If you restore a backup copy, modify the values of these parameters as required:

    • Configuration: To restore to an alternate configuration, select one from the drop-down.

    • Region: To restore to an alternate region, select one from the drop-down.

    • Subscription: To restore to an alternate subscription, select one from the drop-down. For Azure and Azure Stack only.

    • Resource group: To restore to an alternate resource group, click the search icon, in the Select resource group dialog, select the required resource group. For Azure and Azure Stack only.

    • Display name: To change the display name, enter the new one in the field. The specified display name is validated during the pre-recovery check.

      Note:

      Except in AWS workloads, the following special characters are not allowed in the display name: ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) = + _ [ ] { } \\ | ; : ' \" , < > / ?."

    If you restore a snapshot copy, specify only the Resource group and the Display name.

  8. Click Next.
  9. In the Recovery options page:
    • If you restore a backup copy, to restore to a different region, select a Region. To select a network available in that region, click the search icon near Network configuration, and select a target network for recovery.

    • If you restore a snapshot copy, click the search icon in Network configuration, and select a target network for recovery. The list shows networks available in that region.

    In the Advanced section:

    • To keep the VM powered on after recovery, select Power on after recovery.

    • To remove the tags associated with the asset at the time of backup or creating snapshot, select Remove tag associations.

      Note:

      If you do not select the Remove tag associations option, any tag value for assets should not have spaces, before and after a comma. After the restoration of an asset, the spaces before and after a comma in the tag values are removed. For example, the value for the tag name:created_on: Fri, 02-Apr-2021 07:54:59 PM , EDT, is converted to: Fri,02-Apr-2021 07:54:59 PM,EDT. You can manually edit the tag values to reinstate the spaces.

  10. Click Next. The pre-recovery check begins. This stage validates all the recovery parameters and displays errors, if any. You can fix the errors before starting the recovery.
  11. Click Start recovery.

    The Restore activity tab shows the job progress.

For information on the recovery status codes, see the NetBackup administrator or the NetBackup Status Codes Reference Guide, available here:

http://www.veritas.com/docs/000003214

Recovering applications and volumes to its original location

For GCP, when you restore a snapshot that was created before the upgrade, if the source disk is not present, a default restored disk, pd-standard is created.

To recover applications and volumes to the original location

  1. On the left, click Cloud.
  2. Click the Applications or Volumes tab.

    All the discovered cloud assets for the respective category are displayed.

  3. Double-click on the protected asset that you want recover.
  4. Click the Recovery points tab. In the calendar view, click the date on which the backup occurred.

    The available images are listed in rows with the backup timestamp for each image.

  5. On the top right for the preferred recovery point, select Original location.
  6. Click Start recovery.
  7. On the left, click Activity monitor to view the job status.
Recovering applications and volumes to an alternate location

Considerations

  • For encrypted VM restore in AWS to an alternate location, the key-pair names must be same on the source and destination region. If not, create a new key-pair in the destination region that is consistent with the key-pair in the source region.

To recover applications and volumes to alternate location

  1. On the left, click Cloud.
  2. Click the Applications or Volumes tab.

    All the discovered cloud assets for the respective category are displayed.

  3. Double-click on the protected asset that you want recover.
  4. Click the Recovery points tab. In the calendar view, click the date on which the backup occurred.

    The available images are listed in rows with the backup timestamp for each image.

  5. On the top right for the preferred recovery point, select Alternate location.
  6. Select the location where you want to restore the cloud asset.
  7. Click Start recovery.
  8. On the left, click Activity monitor to view the job status.