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NetVault Backup Plug-in for VMware 12.3 - User Guide

Introducing NetVault Backup Plug-in for VMware Installing the plug-in Configuring the plug-in Defining a backup strategy Using the image-level backup method Using the file-level backup method Restoring image-level backups Restoring file-level backups Troubleshooting

Searching for files in savesets

The Search option on the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page allows you to find specific files or data items without opening any savesets or browsing through their contents. You can use filenames or regular expressions to find the data items that you want to restore.

To configure or enable the catalog search, click the bulb icon shown near the Search button on the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page. The catalog search supports the regular expression syntax used by Elasticsearch. For more information on Elasticsearch, see https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/query-dsl-regexp-query.html. For more information on catalog search, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

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On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, click Search.
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In the Search for files in savesets dialog box, configure the following options:
Search String: Type the search string.
Regular expression search: To use POSIX regular expressions in the Search String box, select this check box.
Use legacy search method: If both cataloged and non-cataloged savesets are included in the search, the plug-in displays this check box.
If only non-cataloged savesets are included in the search or if Use legacy search method is selected, the legacy search is used.
If only cataloged savesets are included in the search or if Use legacy search method is cleared, the catalog search is used.
If you do not select a saveset, all savesets are included in the search. On the Search Results page, you can view the savesets that contain the specified files or data items.
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Click Restore selected items.

Viewing media list

The Media List option on the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page lets you view information about the media items used to store a backup. You can view details about the data segments and index segments for a backup.

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On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, select the applicable saveset.
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In the Saveset Information area, click Media List.
Backup size: This area shows the total size of the saveset in number of bytes.
Data segment table: This table shows information about the media items that contain the data segments. You can view the following details: media label, media group label, stream ID, starting byte number, ending byte number, and media location.
Index segment table: This table shows information about the media items that contain the index segments. You can view the media label and media location.

Restoring file-level backups

About restoring file-level backups

The Plug‑in for VMware provides the following methods for restoring file-level backups.

Restores using shared network drives: This method does not require an instance of NetVault Backup Client running inside the virtual machine. Restores are performed to the shared network drives on the virtual machines, using the Plug-in for FileSystem installed on the plug-in host. Since the Plug-in for FileSystem is automatically installed on the NetVault Backup Client, no additional software is required for this type of restore.
Restores using native Plug-in for FileSystem: This method is suitable if an instance of NetVault Backup Client is already running inside the virtual machine. The virtual machine is treated as any other physical NetVault Backup Client for the file system restores.
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