Video Screencast Help
Symantec to Separate Into Two Focused, Industry-Leading Technology Companies. Learn more.

xfs filesystem in vmware virtual machine

Created: 13 Jun 2013 • Updated: 07 Jul 2013 | 8 comments
This issue has been solved. See solution.

Hi Team

I am using Netbackup 7.5.0.3 and Esxi 5.1 . I have a virtual  machine which is running Suse 11 Sp2 and mount point configured in  xfs filesystem ( separate virtual disk and it is not a indipendent disk). When I am going to restore the virtual machine ( restore from normal backup)  it doen't show any data in the xfs filesystem partition.  is this due to not support or configration issue. but when I check the restore from virtual machine backup it shows all the vmdx files.

How can I fix this

Regards,

Dhananjaya

 

Operating Systems:

Comments 8 CommentsJump to latest comment

Mark_Solutions's picture

From the compatibility guide it does not list xfs as a supported file system for Mapped Full VM, only Full VM - so i am guessing that it cannot do the granular restore from xfs file systems:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH127089

 

Authorised Symantec Consultant

Don't forget to "Mark as Solution" if someones advice has solved your issue - and please bring back the Thumbs Up!!.

SOLUTION
dhananjaya's picture

Hi Mark,

thanks for the quick response. I also guessing that is unsupported now. I am waiting at least any patch to enhance this feature.

 

Dhananjaya

huanglao2002's picture

Can you try to install netbackup client to the clients,backup the file system as normal files.

dhananjaya's picture

Hi Huanglao,

Yea. I belived that is  my last option. By the way I belived in that method backup data travel via LAN which is more slow than SAN. 

Any suggstions for that.

 

 

Mark_Solutions's picture

It would need to be a SAN Client which may be difficult or impracticable in a VMWare environment

I am afraid a standard cleint backup is your last option - of course if you use de-dupe you could try accelerator backups to speed things up

Authorised Symantec Consultant

Don't forget to "Mark as Solution" if someones advice has solved your issue - and please bring back the Thumbs Up!!.

dhananjaya's picture

Thanks Mark..

Yes, I am planning configure it as normal file system backup using netbackup client tool. By the way could plase give me some hints regaring de-dupe in VmWare environment

Thanks.

Mark_Solutions's picture

I was referring to using accelerator with the standard client (so not directly interfacing with VMWare) which can make a huge speed difference for backups.

When 7.6 comes out we will also get VMWare accelerator - but that may still not solve your xfs issue unless 7.6 supports it (haven't read the full notes on the Beta yet!)

Authorised Symantec Consultant

Don't forget to "Mark as Solution" if someones advice has solved your issue - and please bring back the Thumbs Up!!.

dhananjaya's picture

Thanks Mark, 

I will look the possibility of  implement accelerator feature as standard client ( hope it will not affect by xfs filesystem again ) . At least if 7.6  supprt xfs file system restore through vmware, that will be grate for me :-)