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VMware/Backup Proxy: Backups are using Transport Type: LAN

Created: 30 Jun 2009 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 1 comment

I am using backup proxy server to backup VMware.
Policy has set " transfer type= 0-san", but none of backups is gong through SAN. 

Enviroment:  NBU6.5.3 on the master server and backup proxy server
                        ESX 3.5  and VCB 1.5.0

Any suggestion?

thanks.

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Stuart Green's picture

Have a look inside
<install_path>\VMware\VMware Consolidated Backup Framework\config\config.js

You used to have to tweak this file, but all config done in the snapshot policy configuration in the NetBackup GUI

Just check what the TRANSPORT _MODE is set to:

In this instance, I too use SAN transport and the config.js file shows the following ( // is comment)

// TRANSPORT_MODE="san";

Might be something overridding it and the mode nbd is being used.

Is this confirmed in the debug log files?
Turn verbose up to 5 on the proxy and create the following debug directories and
<install_path>/Veritas/NetBackup/logs/bpfis/
<install_path>/Veritas/NetBackup/logs/bpVMutil/
then browse through the output to see any clues why LAN is being used over SAN

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

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