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NetVault Bare Metal Recovery 12.0 - 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

Prerequisites for backing up data with Plug-in Live Client for Windows

This topic documents any prerequisite procedures that must be followed, before performing a backup with the Plug-in Live Client.

The following limitations apply to backups performed with the Plug-in Live Client for Windows:

a
Locate and open the “nvdrw.cfg” file in a text editor.
This file is located in \\NetVault Backup\config\. If the file does not exist, you can create it.
b
Copy the required device driver, for example, “vm_lsi_2008.inf,” to the physical machine.
d
Right-click it, and select Install from the menu.
e
When the Hardware Installation warning message is displayed, click Continue Anyway.

Verifying access to the Plug-in Server for use with Plug-in Live Client for Windows

Before using the Plug-in Live Client to perform active backups of a target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client, verify that the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client is bootable with Plug-in Offline Client, and that it is accessible to the Plug-in Server. This procedure is performed to ensure that the target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client is accessible at restore time. Note the following:

You only need to perform this procedure once for a target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client, unless its networking hardware is changed later. If so, you must perform these procedures again.

Boot the target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with the Plug-in Offline Client to prepare it for the backup. To complete the boot routine, review all the steps in Booting a NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with Plug-in Offline Client.

2
Access the NetVault Backup Backup window, and double-click the NetVault Backup Server — the system containing the Plug-in Server — to open it.
3
Open the Plug-in Server by double-clicking it.
System disks are revealed: If selectable disks are revealed, you have verified that the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client is accessible.
An error message is revealed: If a dialog box displays stating “Failed to connect to client,” the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client is not accessible. This issue occurs for any number of reasons. The most common reason is that the networking hardware was not correctly configured during boot of the NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with Plug-in Offline Client. Reboot the target NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with Plug-in Offline Client, outlined in Booting a NetVault Bare Metal Recovery Client with Plug-in Offline Client, and ensure that the proper network-related values are used.

Verifying Disk Geometry and Device Size for use with Plug-in Live Client for Windows

The Plug-in Live Client makes it possible to view the disk geometry of a selected system. Quest recommends that you note this information before you back up a system with the Plug-in Live Client. When restoring previously backed-up data, if this information is not account for, a restore could fail.

2
In the Navigation pane, click Create Backup Job.
3
Next to the Selections list, click Create New.
4
On the NetVault Backup Selections page, double-click the client that contains the Plug-in Live Client to open it.
5
Open the Plug-in Live Client by double-clicking it.
The Device Geometry dialog box displays the size and quantity for various items pertaining to the selected disk.

Performing an online backup of data with Windows Server 2008 or later using Plug-in Live Client for Windows

As noted in previous topics, the Plug-in Live Client lets you back up full systems and individual partitions contained within that system, while they remain online and active.

The following topics describe the steps required to complete a successful backup with Plug-in Live Client:

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