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NetBackup vStorage API Backup & Restore Process Flow

Created: 29 Jul 2011 • Updated: 20 Mar 2012 | 10 comments
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Hi All,

I'm looking for the NetBackup process flow diagram (not generic) for VMware backup & restore (vStorage API). Can anyone share the diagram.

 

Best Regards,

Rizwan

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Dipendra Singh's picture

Even I am looking for the process flow, it follows similar processes as for a snapshot backup and few additional processes added in VM environment are:bpVMutil, bpVMreq. Please add and let us know how does the backup/restore happens process wise in VM backups in NBU 7.1

pikachu's picture

What are you looking for exactly? How much detail do you need?

Nothing has changed...

Dipendra Singh's picture

I am actually looking for the functional overview as how does netbackup communicates using what processes to a VM client through Backup host. The process flow.

Fred2010's picture

Hi,

I would be interested in that flow as well...

I guess in general it would be handy to have a flowchart of what process does what, and in what order would be useful to many people...

I know some process flow is discussed in courses of Netbackup, but I really think it'd be a handy thing to have online for instance...

Fred

Marianne's picture

Same here!

We need something similar to the backup and restore diagrams in the Troubleshooting Guide with the added detail of the master -> backup host -> vSphere -> ESX .....  including port connections.

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

AbdulRasheed's picture

Rizwan et al-

   Thank you for posting this request. Symantec hears you loud and clear. We will look into adding more details in the manual.

   For now, I can look into providing a brief write-up for immediate help. Please stay tuned.

Warm regards,

Rasheed

Warm regards,

Abdul "Rasheed" Rasheed

Tweet me @AbdulRasheed127

AbdulRasheed's picture

Hi guys,

  I have started a Nuts and Bolts series on NetBackup for VMware process flow. Please see the first blog here Please do provide feedback so that I know how much we need to discuss in further blogs. Thanks much.

Warm regards,

Abdul "Rasheed" Rasheed

Tweet me @AbdulRasheed127

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Boomchi's picture

Thanks Rasheed,

     

 

Boomchi

rizwan84tx's picture

Appreciate your inputs on this post. I have did provide the feedback on the blog. Hoping that Symantec will release its NetBackup Process flows for all its backup solutions. I guess that i'm not asking too much!!!

Best Regards,

Rizwan

AbdulRasheed's picture

We can happily share details needed for understanding and troubleshooting. What I cannot disclose is the actual IP behind some of these algorithms and techniques. I shall post on transport methods and restores next week.

Warm regards,

Abdul "Rasheed" Rasheed

Tweet me @AbdulRasheed127