NetBackup for VMware
I'm needing some advice on above topic inorder to fulfill a customer's VM backup requirement.
vSphere cluster contains 10 hosts with VMs on SAN storage(FC) and for this backup implementation, there is a physical media running on Windows which I'm planning to setup as the backup host. Master server is on Solaris platform. I'm hoping to have a direct SAN restores configured.
Primary requirement is to have tape backups of virtual machines in daily, weekly etc. schedules for protection. I have gone through the NetBackup admin guide but still in doubt of few things.
1. Is there any limitation in backing up VMs to tape storage units ?
2. What limitations are there in direct SAN restores ?
3. How does a SAN based restore is work ? Will it directly write the data to the VMFS volumes via the backup host? (backup host is allowed to see the LUN as part of backup requirements)
Also, in general please share your thoughts on setting up NetBackup for VMware as experienced. I have already gone through some best practices on the admin guide.
Your feedback is highly appreciated.