Veritas NetBackup™ Snapshot Client Administrator's Guide
- Snapshot Client features
- About snapshot basics
- Off-host backup overview
- Off-host backup methods
- About alternate client backup
- Snapshot Client requirements
- Policy configuration
- Selecting the snapshot method
- Configuration parameters for Snapshot Client
- About using alternate client backup
- Configuring alternate client backup
- Policy configuration tips
- About disabling snapshots
- FlashBackup configuration
- Instant Recovery configuration
- About Instant Recovery
- About sizing the cache for Instant Recovery copy-on-write snapshots
- About configuring VxVM
- About storage lifecycle policies for snapshots
- Network Attached Storage (NAS) snapshot configuration
- Configuration of software-based snapshot methods
- Software-based snapshot methods
- Cache device requirements
- About VxFS_Checkpoint
- About VxVM
- About FlashSnap
- About VVR
- About VSS
- Software-based snapshot methods
- Support for Cluster Volume Manager Environments (CVM)
- Configuration of snapshot methods for disk arrays
- About the new disk array snapshot methods
- Disk array configuration tasks
- OS-specific configuration tasks
- About VSS configuration (Windows)
- About EMC CLARiiON arrays
- Configuring NetBackup to access the CLARiiON array
- Configuring a NetBackup policy for a CLARiiON array method
- About EMC Symmetrix arrays
- About configuration for EMC_TimeFinder_Mirror
- About configuration for EMC_TimeFinder_Clone
- About HP EVA arrays
- Verifying connectivity from clients to array using SSSU 5.0
- About IBM DS6000 and DS8000 arrays
- Configuring NetBackup to access the IBM DS6000 or DS8000 array
- About IBM DS4000 array
- About Hitachi SMS/WMS/AMS, USP/NSC, USP-V/VM
- Hitachi array software requirements
- About HP-XP arrays
- About array troubleshooting
- Troubleshooting issues pertaining to all arrays
- Troubleshooting IBM DS6000 and DS8000 arrays
- Troubleshooting IBM4000 arrays
- Troubleshooting Hitachi arrays
- Notes on Media Server and Third-Party Copy methods
- Backup and restore procedures
- About restores from a FlashBackup backup
- Instant Recovery restore features
- About Instant Recovery: block-level restore
- About Instant Recovery: file promotion
- About Instant Recovery: Fast File Resync (Windows clients only)
- About Instant Recovery: point in time rollback
- About configurations for restore
- About restoring from a disk snapshot
- Logging directories for UNIX platforms
- Logging folders for Windows platforms
- FlashBackup and status code 13
- Appendix A. Managing nbu_snap (Solaris)
- Appendix B. Overview of snapshot operations
- Appendix C. NetBackup integration with CloudPoint for snapshot managment
Snapshot Client features at a glance
NetBackup Snapshot Client provides a variety of snapshot-based features for NetBackup. It supports clients on UNIX, Linux, and Windows platforms, on Fibre Channel networks (SANs) or traditional LANs.
Table: Snapshot Client features at a glance
Snapshot Client feature
A point-in-time, read-only, disk-based copy of a client volume. NetBackup backs up data from the snapshot, not directly from the client's primary or original volume.
Required by all features of Snapshot Client.
Makes the backups available for recovery from disk.
Shifts the burden of backup processing onto a separate backup agent, reducing the backup effect on the client's computing resources. The backup agent sends the client's data to the storage device.
Includes alternate the client, data mover, and virtual machine host (for VMware).
NetBackup 7.1 supports off-host backup of Oracle database in the SFRAC (Storage Foundation Real Application Clusters) environment. For more details, refer to the NetBackup for Oracle System Administrator's Guide.
Combines the speed of raw-partition backups with the ability to restore individual files.
NetBackup for Hyper-V
Backs up and restores Windows and Linux Hyper-V virtual machines (guest operating systems).
NetBackup for VMware
Backs up and restores Windows and Linux VMware virtual machines (guest operating systems).
Makes snapshot-based backup of data on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) host.
Block level incremental backup (BLIB)
Enables NetBackup to back up only the changed data blocks of VMware virtual machines and Oracle or DB2 database files.
NetBackup Replication Director
The implementation of NetBackup OpenStorage-managed snapshot replication, where the snapshots are stored on the storage systems of partnering companies. Replication is conducted per defined operations in storage lifecycle policies.