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ed300900
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11 years ago

Netbackup 7.6 Vmawre accelerator and plugin implementation

We recently upgdared to netbackup 7.6. However we have not enalbed vmware accelerator or VMware plugin. I am keen to get this in place as we are a 90% virtual business . Has anyone tried this and can you see improvement on backup speed and restores .. 

 

Also direction to installing procedures would be great 

 

Thnanks all 

  • I have not played with the plugin yet....but I started using vmware accelerator about 3 weeks ago.

    Keep in-mind that accelerator for vmware will only give you FULL backups. I did not realize this and my diffs that I duplicate to tape were fulls.

     

    I now have a seperate policy that does the accelerated vm backups just to my MSDP. The accelerated vm backups are very quick since they use CBT from vmware.

  • Have played with the plugin under the 7.6 Betas, it is a little gnarly to set up, but gives you some more options in the VI Client interface, think you will like it when being 90% virtual business

  • Hi, ed300900 Starting from 7.6, NetBackup supports accelerator backup for VMware, It's great feature to speed up your backup, you'll see great improvement in backup, no accelerator for restore. Here is a article regarding VMware accelerator, hope helps. http://blog.proact.dk/symantec-netbackup-7-6-english/ just simply enable "Use Accelerator" in policy when you use VMware accelerator backup. thanks walker

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  • I have not played with the plugin yet....but I started using vmware accelerator about 3 weeks ago.

    Keep in-mind that accelerator for vmware will only give you FULL backups. I did not realize this and my diffs that I duplicate to tape were fulls.

     

    I now have a seperate policy that does the accelerated vm backups just to my MSDP. The accelerated vm backups are very quick since they use CBT from vmware.

  • Have played with the plugin under the 7.6 Betas, it is a little gnarly to set up, but gives you some more options in the VI Client interface, think you will like it when being 90% virtual business

  • Hi, ed300900 Starting from 7.6, NetBackup supports accelerator backup for VMware, It's great feature to speed up your backup, you'll see great improvement in backup, no accelerator for restore. Here is a article regarding VMware accelerator, hope helps. http://blog.proact.dk/symantec-netbackup-7-6-english/ just simply enable "Use Accelerator" in policy when you use VMware accelerator backup. thanks walker