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NetBackup Exchange Granular Recovery Part 2

Created: 27 Feb 2009 • Updated: 09 Sep 2010 | 8 comments
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This video provides an overview of NBU Exchange Granular Recovery.

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kamran 2's picture

Dear friend can any one  tell me  the the reason why we are unable to restore GRT from incremental or differencial backups.

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the reason has to do that the full backup image is being mounted and browsed to extract the item.  With incremental or differential backups there isn't a full image so it requires extra development to generate a synthetic backup image on the fly for browsing all the GRT items.  The good news is that you can still have 1 Exchange policy in NetBackup with a full and differential (or incremental) schedule.  It's only when you browse to do the restore that you won't be able to "crack open" the incremental/differential backups to browse for items. We hope to have that in a future NetBackup release.

Sr. Product Manager, NetBackup

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is there any document which i can follow and implement the Exchange granular backup in NBU 6.5.4

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i did it

Installing Microsoft Services for NFS on Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Services for NFS need to be installed on Windows Server 2003. This option is available on the Windows Server installation CD.
1.   Install Microsoft Services for NFS from the Windows Server installation CD.
   - Start the Windows Components Wizard.
   - Click Other Network File and Print Services and then click Details.
   - Click  Services for NFS and then Details.
   - Ensure the following items are checked:


- Client for NFS
- Microsoft Services for NFS Administration
- RPC External Data Representation
- RPC Port Mapper
2.   After the installation is complete, ensure that Client for NFS is running.
3.   When the installation is complete, open the Services control panel and ensure that Server for NFS is stopped and disabled and restart the server.(if you will not restart , you will not find portmap which is mention in step-4)
4.  Set the Port Mapper to start automatically
a. In the Device Manager, click View and then Show Hidden Devices
b. Under Non-Plug and Play Devices, select portmap to pull up its properties.
c. Under portmap Properties, click Start to start the driver.  
d. Still under portmap Properties, change the Startup Type of the portmap driver to be Automatic.  Click ok.

5. Confirm the environment PATH variable includes the path to mount command:  default location is "C:\WINDOWS\MsNfs\".
   Repeat this step for each client.

Do this on NBU server also. (in my case i have one machine which is Master/Media server)

Important link:-
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/316982.htm

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scott.jones's picture

Good Post

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Exchange Granular Backup

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/how-...

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ERohen's picture

according to this article, GRT backups are not supported on OST devices (DataDomain).

ftp://exftpp.symantec.com/pub/support/products/NetBackup_Enterprise_Server/337179.pdf  

Page 9

Am I missing something?

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Tracy Fry's picture

hi all,

the video mentioned an overhead while netbackup performed the GRT processing at around 80% of the backup job.

please can someone confirm what is meant by overhead - i.e. is this cpu/memory or available disk space? i have run perf mon on all items during the backup and nothing appears to get hammered.....

the reason i ask is that whenever this backup is run with GRT to Pure disk the server suffers a stop error and restarts.

the current exchange server spec = windows server 2003 enterprise 32bit/exchange server 2003 - cpu = 2 x dual core and 2 gb memory - i plan to upgrade to 6gb as exchange server 2003 can utilise up to 4 gb [the /3 switch is already in place on the boot.ini file]

nebtackup v7.0.1 - upgrading to 7.1 imminently

many thanks in advance for any advice offered

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