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Netbackup and 3PAR

Created: 20 Dec 2012 • Updated: 10 Feb 2013 | 3 comments
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I'm looking to use NBU 7.5 to handle our VM backups in our infrastructure which uses 3PAR F400 for storage. I've checked the compat lists and it looks like some elements are compatible but some are not. Can anyone offer advice on this if they are either currently using this setup or have came across this before?

The infrastructure is all W2K200x and we would be looking to do integrated backups of Exchange and Sharepoint as well as the usual file data.


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Marianne's picture

NBU does not have a compatibility list for VM data stores. If 3PAR is supported by VMware, there is no reason why it won't work with NBU.

NBU for VMware only mentions Thin Provisioning in restore context.
It also says:

For more information on virtual disk provisioning, refer to VMware's documentation.

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

stuart graham's picture

Thanks Marianne yes

I see what you mean, looks like if the host sees storage then it's a go. We use Data Protector just now and it's not reliable enough with respect to VM backups. Looks like NBU has got things sorted by the look of the online promo videos. I'm hoping to get an eval sorted out and tested.

I wonder how the NBU capability measures up to Veeam when considering the best product for VM BUR?



Yasuhisa Ishikawa's picture

If Veeam really works as they said, Veeam is strong for VM backups rather than NetBackup for VMware for now.
Veeam is intended to Virtualization, but NetBackup can protect both virtualized and physical environment. If you have physical environment, and want to manage backup and recovery with single tool, NetBackup is better choice.

I wonder how Veeam provide U-AIR feature and indiviaual file restore feature for Any File System.

Authorized Symantec Consultant(ASC) Data Protection in Tokyo, Japan