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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

Prerequisites

Before you restore the data, verify that the following requirements are met:

Restoring data

To select data for a restore, use the following procedure.

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On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, the saveset table provides a list of available savesets. The table shows the saveset name (Job Title and Saveset ID), creation date and time, saveset size, and saveset status.

Saveset is online (all segments are online).

Saveset is partially online (some segments are online).

Saveset is offline (all segments are offline).

Client

Displays savesets created for particular clients. The default selection is Any.

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In the Choose Client dialog box, select the clients.

Plugin Type

Displays savesets created using a particular plug-in. The default selection is Any.

Date

Displays savesets created during a specified period. The default selection is Any.

Job

Displays savesets created for particular jobs. The default selection is Any.

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In the Choose Job dialog box, select the jobs.
When you select a saveset, the following details are displayed in the Saveset Information area: Job ID, job title, tag, server name, client name, plug-in name, saveset date and time, retirement setting, Incremental Backup or not, archive or not, and saveset size.
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On the Create Selection Set page, select the files and directories that you want to restore.
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Click Edit Plugin Options, and configure the applicable settings.
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To save the settings, click Save, and then click Next.
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In Job Name, specify a name for the job.
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In the Target Client list, select the target virtual machine.
For more information about these sets, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.
You can monitor the job progress from the Job Status page and view the logs from the View Logs page. For more information about these functions, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

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 instead of Elasticsearch 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 and filter 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.
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