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NetVault Plug-in for SQL Server 12.2 - User Guide

Introducing NetVault Backup Plug-in for SQL Server Planning your SQL Server deployment Installing and removing the plug-in Configuring the plug-in Backing up data
Defining a backup strategy Understanding snapshot-based backups Reviewing the compression features Performing Online VDI backups Performing VSS backups in SQL Server Example of creating a full VDI backup of an AlwaysOn Availability Group on Windows
Restoring data Using the CLI with the plug-in Troubleshooting

Finalizing and submitting an Online VDI restore job

The final steps include setting additional options on the Schedule, Source Options, and Advanced Options pages, submitting the job, and monitoring the job’s progress. You can monitor progress by using 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.

Click OK to save the settings, and then click Next.
In Job Name, specify a name for the job if you do not want to use the default setting.
In the Target Client list, select the machine on which you want to restore the data.
TIP: You can also click Choose, and then locate and select the applicable client in the Choose the Target Client dialog box.
Use the Schedule, Source Options, and Advanced Options lists to configure any additional required options.
Click Save or Save & Submit, whichever is applicable.
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.

Restoring data from VSS backups

The Microsoft VSS restore process includes the steps outlined in the following topics:

Selecting data for a VSS restore

On the Create Restore Job — Choose Saveset page, select Plug‑in for SQL Server from the Plugin Type list.

Full Database


Differential Database




When you select a saveset, the following details are displayed in the Saveset Information area: Job ID, job title, server name, client name, plug-in name, saveset date and time, retirement setting, Incremental Backup or not, Archive or not, saveset size, and snapshot-based backup or not.
Click Next.
On the Create Selection Set page, select the applicable instance or the database for inclusion in the restore procedure.

Setting VSS restore options

On the Create Selection Set page, click Edit Plugin Options, and configure the following parameters — these options are available for all VSS backup types:

Backup Method: This field displays the backup method used for the selected saveset.
Backup Type: This field displays the type of backup used for the selected saveset.
Restore Method: Select one of the following options:
VSS Restore: Select this option if to complete a restore to the same machine from which the backup was created.
Copy Database Files to Target Directory: Select this option to restore database files to a specified location. You can specify a directory on the local machine where the backups were taken. You can also specify a directory on any machine that has NetVault Backup and the plug-in installed and is reachable from the NetVault Backup Server, even if the machine does not have SQL Server installed. To restore a VSS backup to a different machine, use the Target Client list to select the NetVault Backup Client of the corresponding target machine.
Restore Type: This section lets you specify the action that must be performed after the restore operation. You can select from the following options:
With RECOVERY: Select this option if you do not intend to apply additional Transaction Log or Differential Database backups after the restore of the selected data has completed.
With NO RECOVERY: Select this option if you intend to apply a different Transaction Log or Differential Database backup after this restore has completed.
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