Veritas NetBackup™ for VMware Administrator's Guide
- Required tasks: overview
- Notes and prerequisites
- Configure NetBackup communication with VMware
- Adding NetBackup credentials for VMware
- Validating VMware virtualization server certificates in NetBackup
- Configure NetBackup policies for VMware
- VMware backup options
- Exclude Disks tab
- Configure a VMware Intelligent Policy
- Reduce the size of backups
- Back up virtual machines
- Use Accelerator to back up virtual machines
- Restore virtual machines
- Restoring the full VMware virtual machine
- Virtual Machine Recovery dialog boxes (restore to original location)
- Virtual Machine Recovery dialogs boxes (restore to alternate location)
- Restoring VMware virtual machine disks by using Backup, Archive, and Restore
- Restoring VMware virtual machine disks by using NetBackup commands
- Restoring individual VMware virtual machine files
- Browse and search virtual machines for restore
- Restore virtual machines with Instant Recovery
- Use NetBackup for vCloud Director
- Virtual machine recovery dialog boxes for vCloud Director
- Best practices and more information
- Appendix A. NetBackup commands to back up and restore virtual machines
- Using NetBackup commands to create a VMware policy
- Appendix B. Configuring services for NFS on Windows
- About configuring services for NFS on Windows 2012 or 2016 (NetBackup for VMware)
- About configuring services for NFS on Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 (NetBackup for VMware)
- Appendix C. The Reuse VM selection query results option
- Appendix D. Backup of VMware raw devices (RDM)
Setting up NetBackup Client Service for VMware restores to a Windows shared virtual machine drive
This topic relates to the restore of files from a NetBackup backup of a VMware virtual machine.
To restore individual files to a Windows virtual machine that has a shared drive, note: the NetBackup Client Service must be logged on under an account that has Administrator privileges (not as the Local System account). An account with Administrator privileges lets NetBackup write to the directories on the virtual machine to which the data is restored.
If you try to restore files while the NetBackup Client Service is logged on as the Local System account, the restore fails.
To log on the NetBackup Client Service as Administrator
- In Windows Services on the VMware recovery host, double-click the NetBackup Client Service.
- Check the Log On tab: if the service is not logged on under an account that has Administrator privileges, stop the service.
- Change the logon to the Administrator account, or to an account that has Administrator privileges.
The account must have Administrator privileges in the domain in which both the virtual machine and the VMware backup host reside.
- Restart the service.
- Retry the restore.