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)
Examples for the NetBackup Query Builder
This topic applies to policy configuration for NetBackup for VMware. You can use the Query Builder to enter rules for the automatic selection of VMware virtual machines for backup.
To use the Query Builder, you must click Clients tab.on the
Another topic is available on the difference between AND and OR in a query.
Table: Query Builder examples
Query result when backup job executes
No query rules specified (Query pane is empty)
All virtual machines are added to the backup list. Exceptions are those that do not have a host name, or that have invalid characters in the display name.
Displayname Contains "prod"
All virtual machines with the display names that contain the string "prod" are added to the backup list.
powerstate Equal "poweredOn"
Any virtual machine that is turned on is added to the backup list.
VMGuestOS Equal "windows7Guest"
All virtual machines with a guest OS of Windows 7 are added to the backup list.
DisplayName AnyOf "grayfox7","grayfox9"
The virtual machines named "grayfox7"and "grayfox9" are added to the backup list. (Note that each value must be enclosed in its own quotes, with a comma in between.)
powerstate Equal "poweredOn"
AND Datastore Equal "Storage_1"
AND VMGuestOS Equal "rhel4Guest"
In datastore Storage_1: any virtual machine that is turned on and has a guest OS of Red Hat Linux 4 is added to the backup list.
vCenter Equal "vCenterServer_1"
AND ESXserver Contains "prod"
In the vCenter server vCenterServer_1, virtual machines that are in ESX servers with names containing "prod" are added to the backup list.
Cluster Equal "VMcluster_1"
AND ESXserver AnyOf "ESX_1","ESX_2","ESX_3"
AND VMHostName Contains "Finance"
In cluster VMcluster_1, all virtual machines with the host names that contain "Finance", in ESX servers ESX_1, ESX_2, ESX_3, are added to the backup list.
VMFolder StartsWith "Prod"
OR VMFolder NotEqual "VM_test"
For any folder whose name starts with "Prod" or whose name is not "VM_test", add its virtual machines to the backup list.
Examples with IsSet
Datacenter Contains "prod" AND Tag Equal "Finance"
This query selects any virtual machine where the Datacenter contains "prod" and the user-specified tag is "Finance".
Datacenter Equal "prod" AND NOT Tag Equal "Test"
Selects virtual machines where Datacenter is "prod" but excludes any virtual machines that have the user-specified tag "Test".
Clickto see the query rule in Advanced Mode. Only Advanced Mode supports the use of parentheses for grouping sets of rules.