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Granular restores whit Active Directory

Level 6

Someone knows why I can't do granular restores.

Master Server version 7.1

Client version 7.1

AD: Windows Server 2008 R2.


Level 4
Partner Accredited


System requirements for Active Directory granular NetBackup backups and recovery

Active Directory granular NetBackup restores are supported on the following systems:

  •  Windows 2003 R2 SP2

  •  Windows 2008

  • Windows 2008 R2

To perform Active Directory granular backups and restores, ensure that you meet the following requirements:

  • The master server, the media server, and clients must all have NetBackup 6.5.4 or later installed. And, all must be at the same level.

  • The Network File System (NFS) must be installed on the media server and all Active Directory domain controllers or ADAM/LDS hosts.

  • The NetBackup Client Service must be configured to log on as an account with domain privileges.

    To perform granular backups and restores of the Active Directory, the NetBackup Legacy Client Service (bpinetd) must run under the domain administrator account on the Active Directory domain controller or ADAM server. By default, bpinetd runs under the Local System account.

Level 6

I reviewed every item but I don't understand where is the error.

02/05/2012 02:15:42 PM - begin writing
02/05/2012 03:49:00 PM - Info bpbrm (pid=5548) from client acserver.bla: TRV - Starting granular backup processing for (System State\Active Directory). This may take a while...
02/05/2012 03:51:15 PM - Info bpbrm (pid=5548) from client acserver.bla: TRV - Successfully finished granular backup processing for (System State\Active Directory).
02/05/2012 04:01:14 PM - Info bptm (pid=5768) waited for full buffer 26881 times, delayed 409901 times
02/05/2012 04:01:18 PM - Info bpbrm (pid=5548) validating image for client acserver.bla
02/05/2012 04:02:25 PM - end writing; write time: 1:46:43
the requested operation was successfully completed  (0)



Level 6

Can you show us the disk storage unit of the policy? Note that GRT won't work for tape backup.

If you have set to DSU, but it's still not backing up granularly, a warning message would normally appear in the job details. Enable bpbkar log in the client, increase verbose to 5, run a backup to check if GRT backup is run correctly.

Level 6

This is the info:

Level 6

Can't really see the definition - but you confirm it's DSU (disk-based) then we can move forward.

Can you get a verbose bpbkar log for the successful backup to see whether it reports any issue cataloging the GRT info?

Level 6
Partner Accredited

Check below video (silent). and refer the document attached in video link. It has all the pre-reqs listed


Let me know if it helps