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BE 2012 for VMware with RALUS for VM

Created: 06 May 2014 | 15 comments

Hi,

Following were the infra details:-

1. VMware ESXi (2 no.)

2. VCenter.

3. VMotion is enabled.

4. four no. of VM for SAP and database is DB2 which is running on RHEL6.5

5. one VM for Zimbra.

We have made the solution using BE 2012 for taking backup of all the VMs along with the GRT.

Now, please , help with the following queries:-

a. For VM backup 2 no. of VMware host licesne will work?

b. A windows agent license for VCenter.

c. For GRT which agent is required for DB2 database's file restoration?

d. For the VM where Zimbra is situated, which agent is required for GRT restoration.

Any other requirement for technical point of view.

Thanks.

Operating Systems:

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VJware's picture

Application GRT using VMware agent is offered only for MS Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint & Active Directory.

Additionally, one requires an agent for Vmware & hyper-v license is required per ESX host and Agent for Applications & DB licenses are required if GRT is taken for the above listed applications.
 

pkh's picture

a. Yes

b. Yes

c. DB2 and SAP are not supported. You can backup the whole VM and when you restore the entire VM, you should get it back at a stage when it was backed up. You would have to check with SAP whether doing so will give you a consistent application after the restore

d. If Zimbra uses a supported database, then you need one Agent for Applications and Databases

mrinal.sarkar6200's picture

Hi,

Can we do a file/folder restoration as GRT restore from the RHEL system (VM).

Thanks.

Certified Symantec Professional.

Work mostly with Netbackup, Backup Exec, Storage Foundation, DLO and System Recovery

Mrinal Sarkar

Howrah, India

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VJware's picture

If using VMware agent to backup, then GRT capability is available only for Windows systems. However, if you use the RALUS agent to backup the RHEL machine, you can restore individual files/folders.

pkh's picture

Note that RHEL 6.5 is not supported. BE 2012 only support up till RHEL 6.2. See the SCL below

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH175581

Artegic's picture

Note that supported or not supported doesn't make any difference in this case.

pkh's picture

Why not? He wants to do GRT restore of his files so he would need to backup the VM as if it is a physical machine

Artegic's picture

Indeed. But it doesn't matter whether it is supported. What matters is whether it works. RHEL 6.5 is just RHEL 6.2 with all current updates. If RALUS works on 6.2 it will work on 6.5.

pkh's picture

In this case, we might as well throw away the SCL.

Artegic's picture

As far as Linux is concerned that would be no loss.

mrinal.sarkar6200's picture

Hi,

Ok..ok...surprise

I have an idea lets go for a R&D with which we are discussing ..

I will create a LAB setup with RHEL 6.5 on VMware 5.0 and will try using BE 2012 with RALUS installed (or trying to)

And let see..the result..laugh

Thanks

Certified Symantec Professional.

Work mostly with Netbackup, Backup Exec, Storage Foundation, DLO and System Recovery

Mrinal Sarkar

Howrah, India

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mrinal.sarkar6200's picture

Hi,

Yes right ...

BE 2012 support only upto RHEL 6.2...

so my porpose is not met...

As BE 2012 does not support GRT for Linux system and also if I use the RALUS to backup the RHEL system (as if a physical system) will not take a backup either (due to compability issue).

Any alternative way out....

Thanks.

Certified Symantec Professional.

Work mostly with Netbackup, Backup Exec, Storage Foundation, DLO and System Recovery

Mrinal Sarkar

Howrah, India

________________________

pkh's picture

Unfortunately, no. Not at the moment. However, the new BE 2014 which is due to be released soon may support your version of RHEL

mrinal.sarkar6200's picture

Hi,

I have checked the beta release for BE 2014 and it states in the "What's new in this release?" section that RHEL 6.4 is supported but no statement for RHEL 6.5.

Check this below link (with BE 2014 beta release section , which required to registry for this BE 2014 beta program).

https://symbeta.symantec.com/callout/?callid=86FFC...

or

https://symbeta.symantec.com/home.html

Thanks.

Certified Symantec Professional.

Work mostly with Netbackup, Backup Exec, Storage Foundation, DLO and System Recovery

Mrinal Sarkar

Howrah, India

________________________

pkh's picture

You can only confirm the support after BE 2014 is released.