10-20-2020 11:07 PM
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!
10-21-2020 01:29 AM
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
10-21-2020 03:26 AM
thanks for your input. it is good to know that. i have reviewed this together with the information in the following sources:
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!