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NetVault Bare Metal Recovery 11.4 - User Guide for Plug-ins

Introducing NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-ins Deploying NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Using the Plug-in Offline Client
Plug-in Server: an overview Installing and removing Plug-in Server Configuring Plug-in Server for use with Plug-in Offline Client Booting a NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with Plug-in Offline Client Backing up data with Plug-in Offline Client Restoring data with Plug-in Offline Client
Using NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-in Live Client for Windows
Plug-in Live Client for Windows: an overview Configuring Plug-in Server for use with Plug-in Live Client for Windows Installing and removing Plug-in Live Client for Windows Backing up data with Plug-in Live Client for Windows Booting a NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with Plug-in Offline Client Restoring data with Plug-in Live Client for Windows
Using NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Plug-in Live Client for Linux
Plug-in Live Client for Linux: an overview Installing and removing Plug-in Live Client for Linux Generating a DR image for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux Creating the required bootable CD for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux Recovering a DR image for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux
NetVault Bare Metal Recovery physical-to-virtual (P2V) recovery Troubleshooting

Selecting data for a backup with Plug-in Live Client for Linux

You must use sets — Backup Selection Set, Backup Options Set, Schedule Set, Target Set, and Advanced Options Set — to create a backup job and create a DR image. For more information, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

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In the Navigation pane of the NetVault Backup WebUI running on the NetVault Backup Server, click Create Backup Job.
You can also start the wizard from the Guided Configuration link. In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration. On the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Create backup jobs.
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In Job Name, specify a name for the job.
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Next to the Selections list, click Create New.
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In the list of installed plug-ins, locate the Plug-in Live Client for Linux, labeled Plug-in Live Client for Linux,” and double-click it to open it.
Boot Image: The plug-in scans the Linux NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client machine and incorporates required system information, that is, NIC card driver files, and various OS data files into a CD creation file — entitled “linuxboot.iso”. This file can be restored to the NetVault Backup Server where it would be used to create a bootable CD. This CD is then used to boot the same Linux NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client the Boot Image data was taken from to prepare it for the recovery of its backed-up System Image information.
System Image: The plug-in performs a DR backup of the entire client system. This backup includes all system information for the Linux NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client, including all partition and Disk Boot Record information.
The Boot Images data backup incorporates driver information files from the /lib/modules directory on the client machine. Before backing up this data, ensure that proper device information files for all the devices used by the target client are available in the /lib/modules directory.
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Click Save, enter a name in the Create New Set dialog box, and click Save.

Setting backup options for a backup with Plug-in Live Client for Linux

Plug-in Live Client for Linux does not support any backup options. Although Create New is enabled in the WebUI, there are no options to set.

Finalizing and submitting the job for a backup with Plug-in Live Client for Linux

The final steps include setting additional options on the Schedule, Target Storage, and Advanced Options pages, submitting the job, and monitoring the progress through the Job Status and View Logs pages. These pages and options are common to all NetVault Backup Plug-ins. For more information, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

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Use the Schedule, Target Storage, and Advanced Options lists to configure any additional required options.
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Click Save or Save & Submit, whichever is applicable.
TIP: To run a job that you have already created and saved, select Manage Job Definitions in the Navigation pane, select the applicable job, and click Run Now.
You can monitor progress on the Job Status page and view the logs on the View Logs page. For more information, see the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

Creating the required bootable CD for use with Plug-in Live Client for Linux

With a successful DR image taken, the next phase of the DR procedure is the creation of a CD that contains the proper OS and device driver files for the target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client to boot this machine when a recovery is required. This required data is included in a Boot Image during the backup of a target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client. A CD-creation file entitled “linuxboot.iso” is created and saved on both the target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client itself and on the piece of media targeted by the backup. This process allows an administrator to select from various different methods to create this CD. Any number of methods can be used to access this data and create this required CD. The following topics cover two example methods that can be used to accomplish this task.

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