Instead of installing backup agents in all of our guests and backing up over the LAN, we prefer to use VCB with our chosen backup provider in LAN-free mode.
VMware Consolidated Backup enables the LAN-free operation by providing access to the VMDKs and quiescing guest disk operations to provide a clean backup, but you still need backup software to read the mounted disk and back it up.
This document provides the steps necessary to configure Veritas NetBackup 6.5.1 with VMware’s Consolidated Backup Framework. NetBackup 6.5.1 now provides file-level backup
and restores of Windows virtual machines as well as individual file restore from full virtual machine backups. This functionality is built directly into NetBackup 6.5.1 without the need for integration scripts.
This document assumes the following configuration:
VCB 1.1 proxy server
Veritas NetBackup 6.5.1
Windows Services for Unix 3.5.
VMware Certified Professionals, Storage Management / Sysadmin / Operations / Backup experts
Install Veritas NetBackup on the VCB server
Configure Veritas NetBackup 6.5.1
Setting up NetBackup credentials for VMware
Adding VCB Proxy Server to NetBackup Host Properties
Set the Client Host Properties for Timestamps
Creating a Virtual Machine Backup Job in NetBackup
Configuring a Virtual Machine Backup Policy
Restoring a Full Virtual Machine Using NetBackup
Restoring a File to a Virtual Machine Using NetBackup
Configuring Windows Services for Unix 3.5 (Optional)
Configuring the ESX host for vcbRestore from Windows NFS
You can find this document on VIOPS at http://viops.vmware.com/home/docs/DOC-1125
See the attached PDF for the detailed steps
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Integrating Netbackup 6.5.1 with VCB 1.1
See the attached PDF for the detailed steps.