I have set up a VMWare policy to backup a simple sharepoint farm. (1 front end server, 1 sql back end server).
I am running 7.7.1 and have configured i believe to what the docs show.
According to the docs
Through a VMware backup policy, NetBackup can create consistent full backups
of a SharePoint Server that resides on a virtual machine. From one VMware backup
the following restore options are available: restore of the .vmdk (disk level), SFR
restore (file-level recovery), SharePoint database restore, or SharePoint
granular-level restore (GRT).
I have run the backup job and it completes without error. However, when i go to look at what i can restore i can only restore the vmdk or SFR (file restore). There is nothing displayed for the Sharepoint (GRT) when selecting MS-Sharepoint as the Policy Type. (Note that Netbackup docs say this should work despite that you have backed up using a VMWare Plociy Type).
I came across the following post and thought this might be it
I checked my job, i have 2 Application State Capture jobs that run.
The first says SharePoint: Host webserver1.domain.co.uk successfully protected SharePoint and catalogued under the sharepoint-website-name.domain.co.uk
The second job says SharePoint: Host DBSERVER1.domain.co.uk successfully protected SharePoint and catalogued under dbserver1.domain.co.uk
I did not put in the Sharepoint site name into the policy anywhere, just the server names. However it obviously works this out and catalogues it under the website name. I have to put in the sharepoint-website-name.domain.co.uk or the dbserver1.domain.co.uk to get the vmdk or file level restores but nothing comes up from MS-Sharepoint desptite the fact the job says it has successfully protected Sharepoint.
all Sharepoint farm objects should be catalogued under the same name. I have reviewed one my installation and objects from 3 servers (DB,APL,WEB) are catalogued under "WEB" name. I did not also specify this anywhere - probably bpresolver process finds out itself.
I guess once you correct this, then Sharepoint objects will be displayed. However I dont know the reason for inconsistent cataloguing.. Maybe some Sharepoint misconfig. Traditional Sharepoint backups are working?
What do you have under Host-Properties->Master Servers->Distributed Application Restore Mapping for your sharepoint servers?
Front End Server Physical Name -> Database server Physical Name
(I had added in another entry of website-name - > database server physical name but have just removed for more testing)
What do you have in your policy for Clients?
I have put in my front end server and database server physical names as part of a query.
When the results are tested it shows the database physical name and the website name rather than the front end physical name.
Host Properties\DARM entries are:
spwebd - spapld
spwebd - spdbd
Client Selection in Policy is:
DisplayName = "SPWEBD" OR DisplayName = "SPDBD" OR DisplayName = "SPAPLD"
and Policy Primary VM Identifier is = DisplayName
Not working with VM hostnames - however they are identical with VM DisplayNames.