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Reagan's avatar
Level 5
15 years ago

NetBackup 7 and VMware Vstorage API

NetBackup 7 supports directly backing up a ESX server using the Vstorage API, which eliminates the need for the VCB server.

Has anyone out there implemented this yet.  I read through the NetBackup 7 VMware admin guide and it says a backup host is required.

Is the backup host also required for non VCB backups using the Vstorage API?  And if so, could a Windows master/media server be a backup host?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



  • The backup host must be a Windows server.  Didn't realize this till recently.

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