Restore notes and restrictions
|Article:HOWTO44420|||||Created: 2011-03-15|||||Updated: 2011-03-22|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO44420|
Cross-platform restore is not supported. You can restore Windows files to Windows guest operating systems but not to Linux. You can restore Linux files to supported Linux guest operating systems but not to Windows.
If the virtual machine was backed up by its display name or UUID, and the display name differs from the host name, note: You must specify the correct destination client for the restore. Use the Specify NetBackup Machines and Policy Type dialog in the NetBackup Backup, Archive, and Restore interface.
For virtual machine restores, VMware supports the NBDSSL transfer type only for vStorage backups of vSphere 4.1 and later environments. Backups of VMware systems that are earlier than vSphere 4.1 cannot be restored using the NBDSSL transfer type.
When restoring large files, make sure that no snapshots are active on the destination virtual machine. Otherwise, the files are restored to the VMware configuration datastore, which may be too small to contain the files you want to restore. In that case, the restore fails.
The configuration datastore (sometimes called the vmx directory) contains the configuration files that describe the virtual machine, such as *.vmx files. Note that active snapshots of vmdk files are also stored on the configuration datastore.
If you cancel the virtual machine restore before it completes, the not-fully-restored virtual machine remains at the target location. NetBackup does not delete the incomplete virtual machine when the restore job is canceled. You must manually remove the incomplete virtual machine.
If the virtual machine display name contains non-ASCII characters, the backup may succeed but the restore fails. To restore the virtual machine, you must change the display name to contain ASCII characters only and retry the restore.
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