Wondering if the netback up does the OS backup as well and restore it? Please let me know.
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NBU 126.96.36.199,Win 2k3 Enterprise x64 SP2
Miles Scott | Holland & Knight
IT Infrastructure Specialist
Please let us know which OS you need to back up?
All supported OS's are listed in NetBackup 7 Operating System (CL) for Client,Server,Dedupe,OpsCenter,BMR,SAN Client,MSEO:
Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
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Symantec NetBackup is an enterprise level heterogeneous backup and recovery suite. It provides cross-platform backup functionality to a large variety of Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems.
So yes is can backup and restore a complete OS, the majority of platforms are fully supported, as marianne stated please check the compatibility matrix for your platform support.
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thanks for your posts. I have a centos 5.5 OS and an application on top of it with logs for the application. Is there a way i can only backup the OS with all latest updates (firewall) etc and leave the applications and logs out of backup process? Please advise.
I guess you meant Bare metal recovery support. Yes indeed NBU being one of enterprise giant suite it does supports this feature that too amongst heterogeneous era.
.... only backup the OS with all latest updates (firewall) etc and leave the applications and logs out of backup process?
Yes. You can either specify specific folders/filesystems to be backed up or ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES with exclude_list on the client to exclude folders/filesystems containing application and logs.
If your biggest concern is OS, best to use BMR to backup client.
Normal filesystem backups are covered in NBU Admin Guide I.
BMR in the BMR Admin Guide.
Links to all NBU 7.1 manuals: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH154178
Links to all NBU 7.5 manuals: http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5138