I'm using NetBackup 7 integrated with VMware vStorage API.
Backup of normal VM is working OK using this method, but I have question if is it possible to backup VMware templates using vStorage API ?
I can configure backup but there is error that snapshot can't be performed (snapshot error encountered) - what I thing is normal for template.
You can not take a snapshot of a VM template in VMware so you will not ba able to backup a VM template using NetBackup.
The only way to do this is to Convert the VM Template to a Virtual Machine (as if you were going to modify the template) and then back it up.
I hope this helps
So is this a VMware API or a NetBackup limitation.?
Either way; Symantec should be working to VMware to address this.
I bounced off the same issue today; trying to make sure my VMware environment is properly and completely backed up for DR purposes. I don't think it's unreasonable to expect to be able to backup your templates in the same basic manner as you backup your VM's.