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Limitations to using media servers as VMware backup hosts

Created: 07 Oct 2013 • Updated: 09 Oct 2013 | 5 comments
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I have a combination of Linux RedHat and Solaris 7.5 media servers. Are there any limitations to using these as VMware backup hosts to backup Windows and Linux vm's ?

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Marianne's picture

Linux is supported as VM backup host as from NBU 7.5.0.3.

Statement of Support for NetBackup 7.x in a Virtual Environment:    http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH127089

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

huanglao2002's picture

If you wan to use san method to backup vm client, Linux base vm backup host don't support multi path.

ga2peio's picture

Marianne,

Will a Linux media server / VM backup host backup both Linux and Windows vm's ?

Marianne's picture

Yes. All backup hosts listed under 'Supported platforms for the VMware backup host and backup media server' in the 'Statement of Support' doc can backup all VMs listed under 'Supported VMware guest operating systems' in the same doc.

Please also see the updated NBU for VMware Admin Guide.

NetBackup 7.5.0.x for VMware Administrator's Guide  http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5605

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

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