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FlashBackup-Windows and single-file-restore

Dirk_Mueller
Level 5

- NBU 7.1.0.4

- Win 2008 R2

 

I want to backup a server with flashbackup-windows, and I must be able to do single-file-restores.

I have read some of the Snapshot Client Admin Guide, and a single-file-restore ist possible.

 

The backup runs fine. But in the BAR I can´t browse the partitions. I opened the Restore-Window for normal backups and for raw partition backups.

I can see the backup in the timeline and in the All-Folder-Window, but I can´t browse.

 

What´s my mistake or my missunderstanding?

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Mark_Solutions
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I knew it rang a bell - cannot see any tech notes out there but remembered this thread :

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/folders-not-visible-granular-restore-flashbackup-wind...

Solved by upgrading to 7.6.0.1

It sounds to be an issue if the volume you are backing up is dynamic

Hope this helps!

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Mark_Solutions
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In the BAR GUI change the type using Actions - Select Restore Type - Normal Backups

Nicolai
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DOCUMENTATION: How to perform individual file and raw partition restores with Flashbackup-Windows backups with NetBackup

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH53111

Single file restore may not work for some files for Physical FlashBackup or NetBackup VMware Backup with NetBackup 7.1.0.2 on Windows
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH170806

You are on 7.1.0.3 but if the flashbackup are older they may be impacted.
 

Dirk_Mueller
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I think I do it like it is discribed in the technote. Plz look at my jpg.

Mark_Solutions
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Does that expand out to show the files?

Nicolai
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Go to File -> Specify Netbackup Maschines and Policy Types -> Select Policy Type for Restore to "Flashbackup".

Close the current restore window open new up and set option according to the screen dump you showed us.

Update:

As Mark as mentioned - it must be "Flasbackup-Windows".

loori
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Nicolai is right.

You should experiment with that. The big drawback is the time needed for recovery when you have a large partition (5TB 8 hours or so). If possible keep the snapshots for instant recovery. If your underlying storage can take hardware snapshots. Depending on the needed retention time I'd do as few full backups as possible, once a quarter or less, and incrementals for the rest. Maybe even a full per year and quarterly or monthly cumulatives.

Dirk_Mueller
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Mark - there is no file-list - the plus in the left side doesn´t work.

 

Nicolai - it doesn´t work:

server does not contain any backups for client ... using the specified policy type (FlashBackp) ....

Marianne
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server does not contain any backups for client ... using the specified policy type (FlashBackp) ....

 

Please show us the policy for this client? (bppllist <policy-name> -U) 

And screenshot of successful backup in Activity Monitor for this client?

 

Mark_Solutions
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As it shows an E drive it must be a FlashBackup-Windows policy, not a FlashBackup policy - you did select that originally didn't you?

#edit# as Marianne says - we do need to know it actually backed some stuff up too

The policy output would be useful as well:

bppllist policyname -U

Thanks

loori
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Change the policy type in the file menu and you should see files for the restore. You could check with bpimagelist if there are images of the right type. How large is your "E:"?

loori
Level 5
Hi Dirk
 
what information does bpimagelist -client dfs-zv03 -pt FlashBackup-Windows -d 01/01/2014 -U provide?
If your job worked, you should have an image.
"Mult. Data Streams:  yes" doesn't make much sense as long as you don't have more than one stream in the backup selection.
 
S.

Dirk_Mueller
Level 5

Hi@ll,

here´s the output of bppllist:

Policy Name:       file-DFS-ZV03-test

  Policy Type:         FlashBackup-Windows
  Active:              yes
  Effective date:      03/24/2014 09:58:06
  File Restore Raw:    yes
  Mult. Data Streams:  yes
  Client Encrypt:      no
  Checkpoint:          no
  Policy Priority:     60000
  Max Jobs/Policy:     Unlimited
  Disaster Recovery:   0
  Collect BMR info:    no
  Residence:           SLP_1Month_VTL_DFS-ZV03
  Volume Pool:         NetBackup
  Server Group:        *ANY*
  Keyword:             (none specified)
  Data Classification:       -
  Residence is Storage Lifecycle Policy:    yes
  Application Discovery:      no
  Discovery Lifetime:      28800 seconds

  Granular Restore Info:  no
  Ignore Client Direct:  no
  HW/OS/Client:  Windows-x64   Windows2008   dfs-zv03

  Include:  \\.\E:

I will run the backupjob again, because my jobs are only for 3 days in the activity monitor.

>job-outputs are attached.

E:\ = 80 GB

Thanks

Dirk

Dirk_Mueller
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Hi loori,

here´s the output of you command:

 

Backed Up         Expires       Files       KB  C  Sched Type   Policy
----------------  ---------- -------- --------  -  ------------ ------------
06/11/2014 10:47  07/21/2014        3 80421954  N  Full Backup  File-DFS-ZV03-test
06/06/2014 11:06  07/16/2014        3 80421954  N  Full Backup  File-DFS-ZV03-test
06/06/2014 07:50  07/16/2014      141 409599140  N  Full Backup  File-DFS-ZV03-test
 

Attached my settings of the BAR-specifies

 

Dirk

 

loori
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Hi Dirk,

looks good.
Could you restore something now?

Stefan

Dirk_Mueller
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Hi Stefan,

no, I can´t browse to mark some files.

Dirk

Mark_Solutions
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So are you doing inline copy with the backup?

I see the same thing backed up to two different tapes.

In case it is a bug could you try doing just one backup and see if you can browse it then

Mark_Solutions
Level 6
Partner Accredited Certified

I knew it rang a bell - cannot see any tech notes out there but remembered this thread :

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/folders-not-visible-granular-restore-flashbackup-wind...

Solved by upgrading to 7.6.0.1

It sounds to be an issue if the volume you are backing up is dynamic

Hope this helps!

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Dirk_Mueller
Level 5

Mark,

thanks for your last posting. I have tested it in my test-environment with NBU 7.6.0.1, and I can browse info the flashbackup-windows-backup with BAR-GUI. So it´s a problem with 7.1.0.4 :(

@all: thanks for all your postings

 

Regards

Dirk