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Not able to restore the ESX server backup after the successful backup

Created: 18 Jul 2010 • Updated: 21 Aug 2010 | 5 comments
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Dear All,
We have ESX Server having Unix as an operating system. For backup host we selected the media server of the master server.
The Flash-Backup for ESX Server has been successfully completed. But when we want to restore for ESX server, there is no backups for restore.

Can any body please guide me, what could be the problem.

Waiting for your response.

Thanks.

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Stuart Green's picture

"Flash-Backup for ESX Server" that is not an option. You need to give more information details, versions of ESX and NetBackup.
Please give more details as your information is not quite right.

Do you mean FlashBackup type policy for VMware VM backups.
And in actual fact you are backing up Virtual Machines with Unix Guest OS.

If you are using the Backup Archive Restore GUI you need to choose from the Select for Restore dropdown, and choose select Restore from Virtual Machine Backup

Tip: Get overview/document your NBU environment. Run 'nbsu' and review the output.

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qiblatain's picture

Dear Green,

We are using the ESX V 4 & Netbackup 7.0.
Yes we are using FlashBackup policy for the Virtual machines inside the ESX Server. And truly we are backing up virtual machines with Unix Guest OS.
 
If you need more information, i will provide to you.

Thanks a lot.

Marianne's picture

The VM restore process is covered in chapter 5 of the NBU 7 VMware manual:
ftp://exftpp.symantec.com/pub/support/products/Net...

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

Stuart Green's picture

http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/347299.htm

When browsing for VMware restores in NetBackup 7.0 there is no vmx file

 

Tip: Get overview/document your NBU environment. Run 'nbsu' and review the output.

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qiblatain's picture

Dear Stuart Green,

We selected Restore from Virtual Machine Backup and were able to see the backups for the restore.

Thanks a lot for your cooperation.