How Granular Recovery Technology works with the Agent for VMware

Article:HOWTO23040  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-06-29  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23040
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How Granular Recovery Technology works with the Agent for VMware

Backup Exec's Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) lets you restore individual drives, files, and folders without having to restore the entire virtual machine. It also lets you restore individual items from VSS-aware applications that are installed on virtual machines.

See How Backup Exec protects Exchange, SQL, and Active Directory data on virtual machines.

GRT works only for the virtual machines that use a Windows operating system. GRT does not work for system recovery. You should review the requirements for a GRT-enabled backup before you configure it.

See About requirements for jobs that use Granular Recovery Technology.

To use GRT, you select the individual files and folders that you want to restore from the list that appears when you expand the network bios or the computer name of the virtual machine. You cannot select individual folders and files from the virtual machines that appear when you expand VMware vCenter and ESX Servers.

See About selecting VMware resources for restore.

See How to restore individual items by using Granular Recovery Technology.

See Recommended devices for backups that use Granular Recovery Technology.


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