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NetVault Bare Metal Recovery 13.1 - User Guide for NetVault Server

Selecting the BMR target media

The next step is to select a dedicated BMR target media for your backup. To create a Target Set, perform the following steps.

Next to Target Storage, click .
Click Device Selection, and select the applicable device.
Click Media Options, select the applicable options; enter a user-defined label, for example, BMRMedia string in the Media Label field.
Click Media Sharing, and select the applicable options.
Click Save to save the set, enter a name in the Create New Set dialog box, and click Save.

Backing up the source NetVault Server

To back up the server, complete steps outlined in the following topics.

Prerequisites for an offline backup

Before initiating a backup with the Plug-in Server, review the following topics for details on prerequisites that must be met.

Verifying Disk Geometry and Device Size

Before backing up any portion of a NetVault Server’s hard drive, note the Disk Size and the Disk Geometry of the selected drive. If these items are not accounted for, a restore might fail.

A Client drive is divided into three partitions. The primary partition is 10 gigabytes (GB), the first logical partition is 7 GB and the second is 3 GB. A backup of the first logical partition is performed with the Plug-in Server. On restore of the system after a hard drive failure, if the first logical partition was restored, it must be restored to the proper partition — the first logical partition — or the restore fails.

Open the NetVault Selections page, and double-click the NetVault Server — the system containing the Plug-in Server — to open it.
Open the Plug-in Server by double-clicking it.
Double-click the self node displayed under the plug-in to reveal the disks contained within.
The Display Device Geometry dialog box displays details about the partition structure of the selected disk.
Partitions: Each individual partition is listed here by number and the partition type.
Active: Displays the current state of the partition, “Yes” or “No.”
Start Cyl: Displays the origination point (cylinder) for the various partitions.
End Cyl: Displays the partition’s endpoint (cylinder).
Size: Displays the size of each partition.
Type: Displays the type of partition.
The Device Size dialog box displays details about the size of the selected disk.
Device: The number and type of the disk.
Size: The size of the selected disk.
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