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Created: 17 Jan 2014 | 3 comments
roh243's picture

hi

i have following queries

i have  3 vmware server in each vmware server running 4 vms some are database

  1. how to take the backup of indivisual files and restore them,do i need to install any agent in the vm
  2. if i have to take the backup of enitire vmware server then what i need to do 
  3. what is the granular recovery of application,lets say my office got corrupted then how will i restore the office onlyin vm
  4. is there any method to calucate the time which backup takes for 100 gb of data

Regards

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Sush...'s picture

Hello Roh,

    Here are the answers to your queries:

1) how to take the backup of indivisual files and restore them,do i need to install any agent in the vm

--> You just need to take backup of complete VM using the V-ray license and using the GRT option enabled. You do not need to install the Remote agent on the VM during the backups. You can restore individual files & folders by selecting them in the restore. For restores you will have to install Remote agent on the VM.

2) if i have to take the backup of enitire vmware server then what i need to do 

--> Just add the ESX server in Backup Exec (Backup & restore tab). Create a job and select all the VMs in the same job. This will backup the all the VMs on that ESX host. 

Note: You can not backup ESX server.

3) what is the granular recovery of application,lets say my office got corrupted then how will i restore the office onlyin vm

--> Granular restore option is available for following:
     a) Exchange Database, Mailboxes, Emails, Contacts, 

     b) Files and folders on the drives of that VM

     c) SQL Databases

     d) Sharepoint documents

     e) Active Directory components

4) Is there any method to calucate the time which backup takes for 100 gb of data

--> there is method to calculate the time as it depends on different paramaeters likes I/Os on the ESX, network bandwidth, NBD, SAN, etc

Hope this information helps.

Regards,

-Sush...

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roh243's picture

thanks for quick reply

you said i need to install the agent<<< For restores you will have to install Remote agent on the VM>>

lets say

  1. if my vm got crash then i need to install agent first on the new vm then i can restore the files other wise not
  2. what if i want to rdo bare metal recovery of esx server
  3. do  i need to install agent for sql also
Sush...'s picture

Hello Roh,

1) if my vm got crash then i need to install agent first on the new vm then i can restore the files other wise not

--> In case the VM got crash then you restore the complete VM (of course which will restore the files that you want). There is no need to install create a VM, install OS and all those things.

Just restoring the VM will help here.

2) what if i want to rdo bare metal recovery of esx server

--> You can install ESX on another server and restore the VM to that another server using the Redirect restore option for VM restore.

3) do  i need to install agent for sql also

--> Yes. For taking the advantage of Application GRT of SQL where you can restore individual SQL databases from the complete VM backups you need to install the SQL agent license (called as Agent for Application & Database).

Also remember that applicaation GRT (Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint & AD) you need to have Remote agent installed on the VM guest before the backups.

Regards,

-Sush...

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