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NetBackup-BMR 701 release: Windows 2008 client Physical machine to virtual machine restore (Part1)

Created: 23 Aug 2010 • Updated: 04 Nov 2010 | 21 comments
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Symantec single video player.

This first part covers:
1. How to take clients BMR enabled backup
2. How to configure BMR Boot server and PXE service
3. (PTD) i.e. bmr discovery of destination client as this is dissimilar system restore example.
4. Dissimilar Disk Restore mapping and initialization original client config using discovered configuration.
5. Prerate to restore step

Check out Part 2 here!

Thanks.
Mandar Khanolkar
NetBackup BMR Development Team
 

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jfawcett79's picture

Just left my company, have a drive with .fbf files, want to install just the client so I can access and recover those files

Thank you
Jeff

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Just left Symantec yesterday, was Director of Federal Consulting in US.   Have an external drive with some fbf files I am trying to recover.   Ghost woun't recover the .fbf files so I download trial Backup Exec, trying to download the client so I can recover those .fbf files.  Will this approach work?   Where on DVD iso is the client installation only? 

If above won't work any suggestions?   Thank You!

Jeff

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mandar_khanolkar's picture

I do not think that NBU-BMR would be helpful to protect if it is only external drive. In this case BE would be a good option rather than NBU as you will need NBU whole setup (master server, media server and client) to be prepared and it is best suited for enterprise level protection.
Do you have BE backup of you .fbf files or whole disk? If yes you may recover them back. BE experts can comment on this.

Thanks.
-Mandar

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Zahid.Haseeb's picture

HI mandar

You have shared a superb VDO. I would like to ask a question regarding DSR restore of BMR.

Is that possible that we can also change the name of the Target Machine while DSR restore of BMR

Any comment will be appreciated. Mark as Solution if your query is resolved
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mandar_khanolkar's picture

No. We can not change the machine name. BMR is actually not meant for provisioning. :-)
Its main purpose is to recover a machine back to its working state. Changing machine name may start failing some applications on that client which were dependent on machine name.
But still someone can change machine name manually after bmr restore.

Thanks.
-Mandar

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Shyamal's picture

This was a very good video Mandar & Bestin. Thanks for Sharing the same.
It clarifies how to do P2V using BMR. Its quite neat using BMR to do a Physical to Virtual Restore.

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Paramesh's picture

Hi Mandar ,

It's extremely helpful video with good explanation .Actually we had some doubts in DSR but now your cleared our doubts...

Thank u for sharing....smiley

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Venkata Sivareddy's picture

 Hi,

Thank you very much Mr. Mandar. Its very good video clip.

Do you have any idea on BMR Restore with HP Blade servers.

HP Blade servers working Internal Cisco Switch.

Master Server : Netbackup 7.0.1 (Windows 2008 R2 Ent).

Client : Windows 2003 64-bit and Windows 2008 R2.

 

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mandar_khanolkar's picture

Hi Venkata,

This configuration should be supported by BMR and even DSR should work.

Are you facing any issue? Or any specific query you have?

Thanks.

-Mandar

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azmir123's picture

Hello Mr. Mandar,

Great video !!

I have a question, do Netbackup 7.0.1 support BMR for Windows 2008 64bit in a virtual to virtual environment?

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  • What are the key new features NetBackup 7.0.1?
    The marquee features of NetBackup 7.0.1 include:
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  • Client Offline
  • Remote NDMP Multiplexing
  • OpsCenter AIX support
  • EV 9 Support
  • SharePoint 14 (Office 14) SharePoint 2010
  • VMware vSphere 4.1
  • BMR Client AIX 6.1
  • BMR Client SLES10 x64
  • BMR Client SLES11 x64
  • BMR Client support for W2008 and W2008 R2
  • BMR client support for Solaris 10 x64
  • BMR client support for HP-UX 11 v3 (11.31) IA-64
  • Z-Linux Oracle 10gR2 / Basic Client
  • SQL Server W2008R2 support
  • Linux zSeries Media Server support for Linux
  • Audit Trails Phase 1 (will be limited to using the CLI and only tracking policies and restore jobs) 
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  • For more details see the following post. It may help you.
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  • https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/netbackup-701-first-availability-fa-program
  • Any comment will be appreciated. Mark as Solution if your query is resolved
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    Zahid Haseeb

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    mandar_khanolkar's picture

    Hi Azmir,

    NBU/BMR 7.0.1 supports:

    - W2k8/R2 physical to physical BMRrestore

    - w2k8/R2 physical to virtual BMR restore

    - w2k8/R2 Virtual to Physical BMR restore

    - w2k8/R2 Virtual to Virtual BMR restore

    These combinations work for both 32 and 64-bit W2k8.

    Thanks.

    -Mandar

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    Claudio Veronezi's picture

    Hello,

     

    Zahid we R glad U r back (he had helped me soo many times)

    I have done some DSR w/ the source server UP (changind the IP) the FQN  I'm still having problems.

    even physical to virtual, I have made our DEV. evnironment by cloning the prodution servers to VMWare

    Really, Bare Metal Restore is the greater diferential feature of netbackup.

    I have not tested w/ a non windows environment but really great.

    I can't imagine a netbackup invirronmente without a bmr/pxe server

    it really works

    Claudio Veronezi Mendes
    IT Manager at Lb2 Consultoria
    Londrina - Pr - Brazil
     

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    Zahid.Haseeb's picture

    Thanks for your kind comments. So why not you are giving me +ve votes ;-)

    Any comment will be appreciated. Mark as Solution if your query is resolved
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    Zahid Haseeb

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    NavA's picture

    I am trying to do the restore to a VM but not having luck with driver.

    Where can i get the driver for LSI SAS Controller for VMWARE disks.

    PCI\VEN_1000&DEV_0054&SUBSYS_197615AD

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    vadivelsj@yahoo.com's picture

    HI Mandar ..

     

    Reaky nice expanation ..Thnaks for the post.

    When i trying to restore DL380 to virtual restores getting failed to verify backup error.

    just trying with static Ip mapping, dont have DHCP server in our env.

    when i tried to discover taegt virtual machine job stil in queue status.

    manully discovered target machine thru iso bootable image and transfered hardware info to master server..

    Need your suggestion to resolve the issue.

     

     

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    mandar_khanolkar's picture

    Thanks vadivelsj for your positive feedback. I appreciate.
    This error can happen when you have registered your netbackup policy with short client name and your host name resolution giving full domain name.
    Is it the case in your setup?
    In this case what happens is BMR recovery environment sets client ip to its short name and when client tries to check backup avaialbility with nb master; nb master fails that request.
    please confirm if this is the case.

    Also requesting you to open up a new thread on this problem. Please can you do that.

    thanks.
    mandar

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    Sacha Brown's picture

    Hi,

     

    Is the BMR of Virtual to Physical supported?

     

    Khamatee Brown

    Systems Engineer 2

    | MCP | MCTS | MCITP |

    Backup Exec STS| Netbackup STS

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    nelluri's picture

    Hi Mandar,

    Really very helpfull clips......

     

     

    Thanks & Regards,

    Nelluri

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    monsur's picture

    Great & very informative video .....

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