Accelerator for a VMWare Backup Policy with AIR

Hello Experts,

I am using NBU 7.7.3.
I have a VMWare policy querying a cluster for an annotation to backup some clients.
This policy has 4 schedules. Each Schedule has override policy storage selection checked with a corresponding AIR (Automated Image Replication) SLP's as the selection.
The Storage selected in the SLP is an EMC DataDomain Storage unit (Using OST Plugin) setup as a Source for AIR.
Attached some screenshots.
With this setup, Should the 'Use Accelarator' Option be available for selection on the policy? Currently I see it grayed out.2017-11-10_16-36-25.pngPolicy showing Grayed our2017-11-10_16-37-25.pngSchedules with Overridden storage SLP2017-11-10_16-39-18.pngStorage unit as Replication Source2017-11-10_16-41-13.pngSLP with the Source Storage Unit

 

 

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Re: Accelerator for a VMWare Backup Policy with AIR

Is it possible that the OST DataDomain Storage Unit doesn't support Accelerator?

Does it work if you remove the Storage Unit override?

Do you have any other Storage Units that does support Accelerator?

 

That option in the policy comes down to:

1. Do you have the correct license

2. Do you have a support storage unit

 

 

Re: Accelerator for a VMWare Backup Policy with AIR

If I'm not mistaken, DD support VMware Acellerator as from some 2.x plugin version.

If you have upgraded from previous NBU version, be sure that you install the latest NBU license. Especially when you are using separate Data Protection Optimization license.

I remember something similar a year or so ago, but my Google skill are letting me down today....

Re: Accelerator for a VMWare Backup Policy with AIR

Older version of the data domain OS required "virtual synthetic" to be enabled before Netbackup Accelerator would work.

Please consult page 27 in the document below to see if virtual synthetic is enabled on the data domain:

https://www.emc.com/collateral/software/white-papers/h7296-data-domain-boost-openstorage-wp.pdf

Re: Accelerator for a VMWare Backup Policy with AIR

I have the enterprise license installed.

Another STU on the same datadomain outside of AIR configuration works.

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Re: Accelerator for a VMWare Backup Policy with AIR

Hello,

This is my plugin version -
Plugin Info:
Plugin Name: libstspiDataDomainMT.so
Prefix: DataDomain:
Label: Data Domain Plugin
Build Version: 11
Build Version Minor: 1
Operating Version: 11
Vendor Version: 3.2.3.0-547921

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Re: Accelerator for a VMWare Backup Policy with AIR

# ddboost option show virtual-synthetics
DD Boost option "virtual-synthetics" is enabled

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Re: Accelerator for a VMWare Backup Policy with AIR

Hello,

please verify via Help\License Keys that Accelerator is a licensed feature in you domain. My guess is that it must be licensing issue. Parameters like DD versions/flags are low-level parameters which are not evaluated during policy creation.

Also AIR cannot be the cause. Replication mechanism does not depend on how the backup is created (if with or without Acceklerator).

regards

Michal

 

Re: Accelerator for a VMWare Backup Policy with AIR

Thanks. this does look like licensing issue.

I had enterprise license key generated for 7.7.3 and it listed the below features -

20 Base NetBackup -
20 Base NetBackup +
22 Additional clients -
22 Additional clients +
23 Generate digest +
26 EMC -
27 NDMP -
27 NDMP +
28 Global Data Manager -
30 Shared Storage Option -
30 Shared Storage Option +
31 Advanced Reporting Option -
31 Advanced Reporting Option +
32 MS Exchange extension -
32 MS Exchange extension +
33 MS SQL Server extension -
33 MS SQL Server extension +
34 DB2 extension -
34 DB2 extension +
35 Lotus Notes extension -
35 Lotus Notes extension +
36 Oracle extension -
36 Oracle extension +
37 Informix extension -
37 Informix extension +
38 Sybase extension -
38 Sybase extension +
39 SQL-Backtrack extension -
39 SQL-Backtrack extension +
40 SAP extension -
40 SAP extension +
42 Encryption (Legacy DES 40-bit) -
42 Encryption (Legacy DES 40-bit) +
43 Encryption (Legacy DES 56-bit) -
43 Encryption (Legacy DES 56-bit) +
46 DataStore -
46 DataStore +
47 Open File Backup - deprecated +
48 Additional Drives/Robotics -
48 Additional Drives/Robotics +
49 Library Based Tape Drives -
49 Library Based Tape Drives +
50 GDM Managed Server -
51 Snapshot Client <Core Frozen Image Services> +
53 Snapshot Client <Oracle ServerFree Agent> -
54 Vault -
54 Vault +
58 Inline Tape Copy -
58 Inline Tape Copy +
61 MS SharePoint Agent -
61 MS SharePoint Agent +
62 Snapshot Client -
62 Snapshot Client +
64 StorageTek ACS Robotic Libraries -
64 StorageTek ACS Robotic Libraries +
65 Fujitsu LMF Robotic Libraries -
65 Fujitsu LMF Robotic Libraries +
66 IBM ATL Robotic Libraries -
66 IBM ATL Robotic Libraries +
67 ADIC DAS/SDLC Robotic Libraries -
67 ADIC DAS/SDLC Robotic Libraries +
68 Microsoft RSM Robotic Libraries -
68 Microsoft RSM Robotic Libraries +
69 Remote Media Server Support -
69 Remote Media Server Support +
70 Robotic Library Sharing Support -
70 Robotic Library Sharing Support +
71 Remote Client Support -
71 Remote Client Support +
73 Open File Backup -
73 Open File Backup +
74 Encryption -
74 Encryption +
75 Bare Metal Restore -
75 Bare Metal Restore +
76 Virtual Tape Option -
76 Virtual Tape Option +
77 NAS SnapVault Option -
77 NAS SnapVault Option +
78 OpenStorage Disk Option -
78 OpenStorage Disk Option +
79 Flexible Disk Option -
79 Flexible Disk Option +
80 PureDisk MS SQL Server Agent -
81 Enterprise Vault Agent -
81 Enterprise Vault Agent +
83 PureDisk MS Exchange Agent -
84 SAN Client -
84 SAN Client +
85 PureDisk Option -
85 PureDisk Option +
86 PureDisk Remote Office -

 

While when i generated the same key for version 8.1 for my another master server - 

20 Base NetBackup +
20 Base NetBackup +
22 Additional clients +
27 NDMP +
30 Shared Storage Option +
32 MS Exchange extension +
33 MS SQL Server extension +
34 DB2 extension +
35 Lotus Notes extension +
36 Oracle extension +
37 Informix extension +
38 Sybase extension +
40 SAP extension +
42 Encryption (Legacy DES 40-bit) +
43 Encryption (Legacy DES 56-bit) +
46 DataStore +
46 DataStore +
49 Library Based Tape Drives +
54 Vault +
58 Inline Tape Copy +
58 Inline Tape Copy +
61 MS SharePoint Agent +
62 Snapshot Client +
64 StorageTek ACS Robotic Libraries +
64 StorageTek ACS Robotic Libraries +
65 Fujitsu LMF Robotic Libraries +
65 Fujitsu LMF Robotic Libraries +
66 IBM ATL Robotic Libraries +
66 IBM ATL Robotic Libraries +
67 ADIC DAS/SDLC Robotic Libraries +
67 ADIC DAS/SDLC Robotic Libraries +
68 Microsoft RSM Robotic Libraries +
68 Microsoft RSM Robotic Libraries +
69 Remote Media Server Support +
69 Remote Media Server Support +
70 Robotic Library Sharing Support +
70 Robotic Library Sharing Support +
71 Remote Client Support +
71 Remote Client Support +
73 Open File Backup +
73 Open File Backup +
74 Encryption +
75 Bare Metal Restore +
76 Virtual Tape Option +
78 OpenStorage Disk Option +
79 Flexible Disk Option +
80 PureDisk MS SQL Server Agent +
81 Enterprise Vault Agent +
81 Enterprise Vault Agent +
83 PureDisk MS Exchange Agent +
84 SAN Client +
85 PureDisk Option +
86 PureDisk Remote Office +
88 Accelerator +
89 Replication Director +

 

I will talk to my Veritas Sales rep and get this sorted. Thank you all for your help. I hope it turns out to be license issue which i am able to fix.

Re: Accelerator for a VMWare Backup Policy with AIR

All - I got this fixed.

There were 2 Issues.
1 - Feature to be enabled. Requested another key from Veritas which enabled that Feature.
2 - The DP wont still show up the correct flag. I used the nbdevconfig command to manually set the flag.
This technote was useful. https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000020156