DOCUMENTATION: Statement of support for the importing of Backup Exec images in NetBackup 6.x (and its release updates) using the Backup Exec Tape Reader

Article:TECH56544  |  Created: 2008-01-02  |  Updated: 2013-06-27  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH56544
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



DOCUMENTATION: Statement of support for the importing of Backup Exec images in NetBackup 6.x (and its release updates) using the Backup Exec Tape Reader


Solution



Manuals:
Veritas NetBackup 6.5 Administrator's Guide for Windows, Volume 1 (pages 330-340)
Veritas NetBackup 6.5 Administrator's Guide for UNIX and Linux, Volume 1 (pages 336-345)

Modification Type: Addition

Modification:
Backup Exec Tape Reader (BETR) refers to the ability within NetBackup to import and restore from Backup Exec (BE) backup sets (images).  Backup Exec media is imported into the NetBackup media server and data from the BE backup sets can be restored via NetBackup.  This statement specifies the current level of support for the Backup Exec Tape Reader capability.

Windows Server images
 
  • Recover files from full, incremental and differential backups
  • NetBackup 6.x supports Windows Server 2000 & 2003 images
  • NetBackup 6.0 supports images from Backup Exec 7 through 10d
  • NetBackup 6.5 supports images from Backup Exec 7 through 11d
  • NetBackup 6.5.2 and later supports images from Backup Exec 7 through 12
  • NetBackup 6.5.4 and later adds support for  Windows Server 2008 images
  • NetBackup 6.5.4 and later supports recovery of System State & Shadow Copy Components
  • NetBackup 6.5.4 and later supports compressed images

Exchange Server images
 

  • NetBackup 6.5.2 and later supports Exchange 2000 & 2003 images from Backup Exec 9.1 through 12
  • NetBackup 6.5.4 and later supports Exchange 2007 images from Backup Exec 11 through 12
  • Recover databases from full, incremental, differential  and copy backups images

The following functionality is not available for Backup Exec images of Exchange 2003 & 2007:
 

  • Restoring individual mailbox objects or public folder objects either to the same path or different path.
  • Restoring to a different storage group  for either VSS backups or Non-VSS backups.
  • Redirecting a storage group to a different client (a server other than the source server)
The support for Backup Exec images of Exchange 2003 is limited to recovering the backup image to the same storage group. This is supported for both VSS backups as well as non-VSS backups.
The support for Backup Exec images of Exchange 2007 is limited to recovering the backup image to the same storage group or the Recovery Storage Group. This is supported for both VSS backups as well as non-VSS backups.

SQL Server images
 
  • NetBackup 6.5.2 and later supports SQL Server 2000 & 2005 images from Backup Exec 9.1 through 12
  • Recover databases from full, incremental, differential and transaction log backups
Limitations
These limitations apply in all cases, unless otherwise noted above:
 
  • Symantec's intent is to support a select subset Windows images
  • Symantec does not intend to comprehensively support all BE images
  • Support is limited to images residing on tape media supported by the NetBackup media server
  • Disk backups are not supported
  • Encrypted images are not supported
  • Duplication after import is not supported
  • Other restrictions may apply
Future Plans
There are no plans to improve or expand coverage beyond the current capabilities, nor support any images after Backup Exec 12.

BETR functionality will be discontinued after the NetBackup 7.6 release.
 

Supplemental Materials

Value1765460
Description

VSSimages for Exchange 2007 allow restores to be directed to the Recovery Storage Group from 6.5.4 with this EEB



Legacy ID



295433


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH56544


Terms of use for this information are found in Legal Notices