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nbhypervtool.exe

Dear Veritas Enthusiasts,

 

i would like to ask if anybody has additional information about the nbhypervtool.exe.

 

i need to know what nbhypervtool.exe does in the back, does it only delete the snapshot, is it the same as using the powershell cmdlet remove-vmsnapshot or there is slightly different functionality.

 

i am asking for these details in the context of some left snapshots of hyper-v virtual machines and the possible supported steps to remove old snapshots that netbackup left after the backup.

 

thank you in advance!

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Re: nbhypervtool.exe

According to the CLI guide it does the following:

The nbhypervtool utility removes orphaned NetBackup WMI checkpoints (snapshots) of a Hyper-V virtual machine on Windows 2016 or later.

This command operates only on Windows systems.

The guide gives these examples for removing snapshots:

Example 3 - Delete NetBackup WMI checkpoints for a virtual machine by its display name:

nbhypervtool.exe deleteNbuCheckpoints -vmname VM1

Example 4 - Delete NetBackup WMI checkpoints for a virtual machine by its GUID:

nbhypervtool.exe deleteNbuCheckpoints -vmguid 4c080c63-72b4-462b-b4b3-372e0f4cab04

The link to the guide for further information is at https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/doc/123533878-127136857-0/v123551587-127136857

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Re: nbhypervtool.exe

Hi Nick,

 

thanks for your input. it is good to know that. i have reviewed this together with the information in the following sources:

https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/doc/21357025-127305010-0/v121640147-127305010

https://www.veritas.com/content/support/en_US/doc/44037985-142651971-0/v114942769-142651971

 

however there is no specification what and how is performed in the back of the tool, i would like to know if it is simple remove-vmsnapshot.

 

any suggestions are more than welcome!

 

thanks in advance!