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
- 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)
- Appendix C. The Reuse VM selection query results option
- Appendix D. Backup of VMware raw devices (RDM)
About NetBackup for VMware
NetBackup for VMware provides backup and restore of the VMware virtual machines that run on VMware ESX servers. NetBackup for VMware takes advantage of VMware vStorage APIs for data protection. The backup process is off-loaded from the ESX server to a VMware backup host.
NetBackup for VMware does the following:
Performs off-host backup of virtual machines (NetBackup client software is not required on the virtual machine). Off-host backup reduces the backup processing load on the VMware host.
Increases the backup speed as compared to standard file-order backup methods, if the virtual machine is heavily populated with small files.
Automatically creates quiesced snapshots using VSS (Windows only). Creates quiesced snapshots on Linux if snapshot quiesce is enabled in the Linux guest OS.
Uses snapshot technology to keep virtual machines 100% available to users.
Supports VMware vSphere and vCloud Director.
Performs full backups and incremental backups, including block-level incrementals.
Backs up the full virtual machine.
Backs up the virtual machines even when they are turned off.
Can restore selected files from the backup.