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BMR to different hardware and P2V question

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Can someone tell me if BMR supports restoring to Linux on differing hardware? Specifically, RHEL 6.7 is the linux distro we use and NBU 7.6

Can anyone confirm that BMR P2V is only for Windows only and VMware with NBU 7.6? 

Does any of this change in NBU 7.7?

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I have done many Linux

I have done many Linux dissimilar restores with success.
But as Linux behaves differently than windows , there is a chance that SCSI or FC drivers fail to load. 

You can use BMR for Linux P2V

Read the following technotes.

 

Methodology for performing Dissimilar System Restore (DSR) for UNIX servers

http://www.veritas.com/docs/000034868
The function of Dissimilar System Restore (DSR) for UNIX clients is not a published supported function of the Bare Metal Restore (BMR) Option to NetBackup at any release level.  However, given the proper restore environment, the BMR restoration process should work without error.  It must be noted that this is still not a fully supported function and your results may be unpredictable.

 

Performing Physical to Virtual (manual P2V) restores using BMR
http://www.veritas.com/docs/000019684

Applies To
All supported Windows, Linux, and Solaris x86 (non-SPARC) OS environments that are supported by NBU and BMR as a client.

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Accepted Solution!

I have done many Linux

I have done many Linux dissimilar restores with success.
But as Linux behaves differently than windows , there is a chance that SCSI or FC drivers fail to load. 

You can use BMR for Linux P2V

Read the following technotes.

 

Methodology for performing Dissimilar System Restore (DSR) for UNIX servers

http://www.veritas.com/docs/000034868
The function of Dissimilar System Restore (DSR) for UNIX clients is not a published supported function of the Bare Metal Restore (BMR) Option to NetBackup at any release level.  However, given the proper restore environment, the BMR restoration process should work without error.  It must be noted that this is still not a fully supported function and your results may be unpredictable.

 

Performing Physical to Virtual (manual P2V) restores using BMR
http://www.veritas.com/docs/000019684

Applies To
All supported Windows, Linux, and Solaris x86 (non-SPARC) OS environments that are supported by NBU and BMR as a client.

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