Creating a backup job with a simultaneous conversion to a virtual machine

Article:HOWTO74218  |  Created: 2012-03-02  |  Updated: 2012-03-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO74218
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Creating a backup job with a simultaneous conversion to a virtual machine

With this type of a conversion, the backup and the conversion run at the same time.

Note:

If the backup fails, then the conversion fails also. However, if the conversion fails, the backup continues to run. For a conversion failure, the job is marked as a success with exceptions and the conversion process runs again during the next full backup.

To create a backup job with a simultaneous conversion to a virtual machine

  1. On the Backup and Restore tab, right-click the server that contains the data you want to back up and convert.

  2. Select Backup, and then select Back up to Disk and Simultaneously Convert to Virtual Machine or Back up to Deduplication Disk Storage and Simultaneously Convert to Virtual Machine, depending on the type of storage device that you want to use.

  3. Do any of the following:

    To change the backup selections

    In the <Name of Server> box, click Edit, and then select the items to back up.

    Note:

    The option Simplified Disaster Recovery must have a status of ON.

    Click OK.

    To change the backup options

    In the Backup box, click Edit, and then change the backup options as needed.

    Click OK.

  4. In the Conversion to Virtual box, click Edit to set the options for conversion.

    See Virtual machine conversion options.

  5. Click OK.

  6. On the Backup Properties dialog box, click OK to create the job.

See About conversion to virtual machines


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