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Netbackup Bare Metal Recovery 7.5 for Windows

Created: 04 Jul 2013 • Updated: 16 Jul 2013 | 8 comments
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Netbackup Bare Metal Configurartion and Recovery Steps

In this article I will show you how to configure Netbackup BMR option and how to perform restore activity on windows based server.

Environment:

Symantec Netbackup 7.5 on Windows Server

Symantec Netbackup Client (BMR Soruce) on Windows Server

Steps for Configuring BMR Option in Netbackup Server:

Prepration of BMR Master Server:

1. BMR Master Server is installed with Netbackup server installation. No other installation is required for BMR.

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2. Run BMR Master Server wizard to confire BMR option.

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3. Rest of the steps of BMR Master server configuration are simple click on next button to complete the process.

Prepration of BMR Boot Server:

1. There is no need to install any component for Boot server. Boot server will be install with Netbackup client installation and with netbackup server installation.

2. In this example we will use boot services of Netbackup master server.

3. Open the command prompt and register boot server with BMR master server. Run the following command

          C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>bmrsetupboot.exe -register

4. After successfully registered Boot server you can see name of Boot server in Netbackup console NetBackup Administrator >BMR> Boot Servers.

Configure Client for BMR Backups:

1. In Netbackup console create a new Backup policy for BMR.

2. Open the properties of new backup policy then go to attributes tab and mark check on Bare Metal Restore option.

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3. In backup selection specify  All_Local_Drives directive set.

4. After modification run manual backup job.

5. Check the status of backup and make sure that job is completed with status 0, otherwise correct the problem and run the backup job again

6. After successful competion of Backup job all information of server will be stored in BMR database and you can check this information in 'bare metal resotre client' in netbackup console.

Steps to Create SRT (Shared Resource Tree)

1. Run Boot server assistance wizard to create new SRT (Shared resource tree).

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2. Create windows based SRT (shared resource tree) for fast restore

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3. Enter the name and location fro new SRT

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4. Enter the location of Symantec Netbackup client installation files

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5. After creating new SRT, take the properties of SRT and verify the attribute

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6. rerun boot server assistance and create bootable CD/DVD from newly created shared resource tree.

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7. Enter the location where you want to restore bootable ISO file.

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8. Enter the name for the new media based SRT.

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Prepare Client for Recovery

1. In netbackup console goto bare metal restore management -> select bare metal resotre client -> Select client then make a copy of machine configuration by selecting 'New client Configration'.

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2. Go to network interface -> new network interface -> replace current MAC address with new machine MAC address.

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3. Right click on new configuration and run prepare for restore option.

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4. Select newly created configuration and SRT to prepare your server for restore.

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5. Boot new computer with BMR bootable disk

6. Provide IP address information to contact the Netbackup master server

7. Select your source machine with modified configuration then start the restore process.

 

For complete detail of BMR administration please refer Symantec Netbackup Bare Metal Administration guide:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5163

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

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KDob's picture

Short and Sweet!  Now, can you do the same for a UNIX Master Server, and go into detail on how to create the Shared Root Tree for the UNIX clients?  Do I need the UNIX OS DVDs?  Any UNIX flavoured OS binaries included, or are we on our own?

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Admin_NBU's picture

Hi Ashi,

Could you please let me know where i need to execute the below command (Master or Client server )

Prepration of BMR Boot Server:

1. There is no need to install any component for Boot server. Boot server will be install with Netbackup client installation and with netbackup server installation.

2. In this example we will use boot services of Netbackup master server.

3. Open the command prompt and register boot server with BMR master server. Run the following command

          C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>bmrsetupboot.exe -register

 

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mandar_khanolkar's picture

You need to execute this command on a host which you want to prepare as BMR boot server.

BMR boot server OS needs to be of same platform as client being recovered. If you want to recover windows client then your boot server os needs to be one of the BMR supported windows platform.

BMR BS can be setup on NB client as well as NB master, media server.

Before you run "bmrsetupmaster -register", make sure that NB client has correct master server entry. This verification is required if you are setting up bmr bs on nb client. Else it may get registered with un-intended master having wrong entry in the nb client configuration.

Hopefully this helps.

check out below windows dissimilar system recovery videos (more in depth) for windows bmr dr for reference. You may not require all the steps if you are not doing recovery onto different target host than original.

Link to Full Demo Video on SymConnect

Link 1:

http://www.symantec.com/connect/videos/netbackup-bmr-701-release-windows-2008-client-physical-machine-virtual-machine-restore-part1

Link 2: 

http://www.symantec.com/connect/videos/netbackup-bmr-701-release-windows-2008-client-physical-machine-virtual-machine-restore-part2

Thanks.

Mandar

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Admin_NBU's picture

Thanks ashi and mandar . Its very good video clip and good artical.

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florin.s's picture

hello,

 

nice post... i have followed this steps however i have following issue after i create a PTR and start off the restore process from an iso file:

the restore job completes successfully for the C:\ drive but then it does not kick off the next step of the process (system state restore).

the restore task in BMR just sits there queued all the time....

any ideas why it's not set to active when the restore process starts?

 

thanks,

florin

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xao's picture

Does anyone have an ideea why :

the restore job completes successfully for the C:\ drive but then it does not kick off the next step of the process (system state restore).

the restore task in BMR just sits there queued all the time....

thank you

George

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mandar_khanolkar's picture

you may want to open this problem on new thread.

Do you have any firewall sitting in between client and master.

mandar

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