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Configure Netbackup master/media server on virtual machine

Can we configure the Netbackup master/ media server on Virtual server or Backup Exec media server on virtual server, kindly find the below environment details,

 

ESX version 5.1 U1

Netbackup 7.5.0.6

Backup Exec 2010 R2 SP3

 

We are using tape library as storage.

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This answer is for Netbackup,

This answer is for Netbackup, please ask the BackupExec question the the BackupExec forum.

You can use virtual servers of Netbackup maser and media servers

See: DOCUMENTATION: Support for NetBackup 7.x in virtual environments

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH127089

However the use of tape in VMware virtualized environments is NOT supported. See page 5 in above document. Use can use MSDP, disk or OST devices in VM's.

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Tape devices (Media Manager)

Tape devices (Media Manager) are not supported on VMware - only Disk Storage. 

This is not a NBU or BE problem - VMware limitation.

See:
 Statement of Support for NetBackup 7.x in a Virtual Environment:  http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH127089

 

Accepted Solution!

This answer is for Netbackup,

This answer is for Netbackup, please ask the BackupExec question the the BackupExec forum.

You can use virtual servers of Netbackup maser and media servers

See: DOCUMENTATION: Support for NetBackup 7.x in virtual environments

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH127089

However the use of tape in VMware virtualized environments is NOT supported. See page 5 in above document. Use can use MSDP, disk or OST devices in VM's.

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Re: This answer is for Netbackup,