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VMWARE BACKUP NETBACKUP 7.5 SUPPORT FOR TAPE DATA DOMAIN VTL

Created: 17 Apr 2013 • Updated: 03 Jul 2013 | 5 comments
Kinglsy's picture
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Hello House,

 

I am implementing VMWARE backup on netbackup 7.5.0.5 solaris 10 matsre server and media servers,linux media server and windows media servers.

I have tape storage unit and data domain VTL storage unit in my environment ,no disks like basic,pure and advanced,no appliance like 5020 and 5200.

Learnt that tape storage unit is not supported on VMWARA backup except disk STU.

Is there anyway I can achieve this with my present infrastructure or must I purchase either disk STU or netbackup appliance.

 

Kindly help house and grateful

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Yasuhisa Ishikawa's picture

I've never heard such limitation. VMware backup can work with Media Manager storage unit.

I guess what you heard is limitaion of STU for the media server running on VM.

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

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teiva-boy's picture

DataDomain can act as a CIFS/NFS share or a VTL, or all three at the same time.  

That said, Vmware can backup to ANY target your backup software supports.  Meaning, it's not up to Vmware, it's up to in your case NetBackup to write to your DataDomain unit.

Since you are are required to license Enterprise Disk from Symantec to use a DataDomain or VTL.  I would strongly suggest purchasing the BOOST license from EMC.

This will reduce bandwidth on the ethernet links over CIFS/NFS by 50%, allowing you to run more concurrent jobs.  This also allows you to back to disk and not tape(VTL).  Which removes so much complexity in an environment.

 

 

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) http://mysupport.symantec.com "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."

Kinglsy's picture

Thanks .

my questions is :Can I backup VMWARE to tape (LT0 tape drives).

A senior colleages in the forum says it is not supported among others colleagues.

I need to confirm this b4 enbarking ths project and the requirement

teiva-boy's picture

Yes you can backup to tape from a vmware backup.  I am not sure on the caveats for a restore, like you may lose GRT.  But you can find those in the admin guides and release notes.

 

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) http://mysupport.symantec.com "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."