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MauroG
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11 years ago

Understanding Instant recovery for VMware

Hi all,

I would like to use the instant recovery feature for VMware so I read the "Requirements for Instant Recovery for VMware" at

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO92127#v85467039

They say you need a Windows restore host to perform this activity.

We use Netbackup appliances as a media servers so I suppose that the restore host in our case is the media server that is the appliance so we cannot use the instant recovery unless I use another winodws host as restore host. Am I right?

 

Thank You

 

Regards

 

Mauro

 

 

  • Correct. The Windows restore host can be a VM.

    See this extract from NetBackup 7.6 feature Briefing - Instant recovery for VMware:  http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH211113

    The NetBackup IVR feature requires a minimum vSphere version of 5.0. Where a UNIX or Linux NetBackup media server is used (including a 5200 series NetBackup appliance) a Windows proxy server is also required. However this Windows proxy server can be a VM (reducing the limitation).

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  • Correct. The Windows restore host can be a VM.

    See this extract from NetBackup 7.6 feature Briefing - Instant recovery for VMware:  http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH211113

    The NetBackup IVR feature requires a minimum vSphere version of 5.0. Where a UNIX or Linux NetBackup media server is used (including a 5200 series NetBackup appliance) a Windows proxy server is also required. However this Windows proxy server can be a VM (reducing the limitation).

  • So could I use an Indexing Server (which is windows) too?

  • Apologies for the late response.

    I have not tried it, but I cannot see any issue using an Indexing Server.

    Maybe you have tried by now and can tell us how that worked out?