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Networker EBR/VBA Checkpoint Backup Issue - option unavailable

Hello,

I'm plannig for DR, and i'd like to take VBA checkpoint backup.

I want to know if there is some special things to do to enable VBA checkpoint backup since the option doesn't show in the add VMware action screen (whitin Protections Policies in NMC) ?

The only two option are VMwatre backup, and Clone

Using:

Networker 8.1.0.5

DD2500  os: 5.5.0.9-471508

VBA/EBR-4.0TB-1.0.0.199

Any ideas ?

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R_Friberg
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Re: Networker EBR/VBA Checkpoint Backup Issue - option unavailable

Hi,

The feature you are looking for came in version 8.1sp1. You could backup checkpoints with 8.1.0.5 too, but it was a bit more work to do. Check out the vmware integration guide for details. I would however recommend an upgrade.

Deb_PS
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Re: Networker EBR/VBA Checkpoint Backup Issue - option unavailable

Checkpoints and EMC Backup and Recovery appliance rollback

A checkpoint is a system-wide backup, taken only after 24 hours (and at the time of the

checkpoint after that first 24 hours have elapsed), that is initiated within the vSphere Web

Client and captures a point in time snapshot of the EMC Backup and Recovery appliance

for disaster recovery purposes. In the event you need to recover the EMC Backup and

Recovery appliance, a rollback setting within the EMC Backup and Recovery plug-in user

interface allows the VMware administrator to automatically roll back to the last validated

checkpoint.

By default, Checkpoints are automatically scheduled during the maintenance window. In

addition to the twice daily checkpoints, you can also create and validate additional server

checkpoints at any time.

Checkpoint validation might take several hours, depending on the amount of data in the

NetWorker server. For this reason, you can configure each validation operation be

individually to perform all checks (full validation) or perform a partial “rolling” check,

which fully validates all new and modified stripes, then partially checks a subset of

unmodified stripes. You can also delete checkpoints to reclaim server storage capacity.

Creating a checkpoint

You can only create a validated checkpoint by using the EMC Backup and Recovery plug-in

user interface in the vSphere Web Client. To create a checkpoint:

1. Navigate to the Configuration tab.

2. Select the Run integrity Check option, as shown in Figure 33 on page 78.

Run Integrity Check button in EMC Backup and Recovery plug-in user interface

Rolling back to a checkpoint

EMC Backup and Recovery appliance rollback is a setting in the EMC Backup and Recovery

Configure window that allows you to automatically roll back to the last validated

checkpoint when performing a disaster recovery.

To roll back to a checkpoint from the EMC Backup and Recovery Configure window:

1. Log in to the appliance at http://EMC Backup and Recovery appliance

FQDN:8580/ebr-configure and navigate to the Rollback tab.

2. Select Unlock to enable EMC Backup and Recovery rollback.

3. When prompted, specify the appliance password, then click OK.

4. Select a validated checkpoint, then click the Perform EBR rollback to selected

checkpoint button, as shown in Figure

5. In the EBR Rollback window, click OK.

Protecting the EMC Backup and Recovery appliance

In order to provide complete protection for the EMC Backup and Recovery appliance, EMC

recommends that you protect the checkpoints that you perform and store on the

appliance.

You can protect these checkpoints by creating a NetWorker client and performing regular

full backups — the schedule should be once or twice daily, occurring a couple hours after

the checkpoint gets created — to secure the checkpoint files to NetWorker media.

Please refer to the VMWare Integration Guide - https://support.emc.com/docu48345_NetWorker-8.1-VMware-Integration-Guide.pdf?language=en_US

Thanks..

Deb

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ChetanTikandar
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Re: Networker EBR/VBA Checkpoint Backup Issue - option unavailable

Deb has given the information regarding your query, you can follow that or you can upgrade your VBA to avoide performing the tasks manually.

Keypoints:

1) The Checkpoints are created by default every 24 hours on the VBA. Verify using the CLI command: cplist

2) page 81 of Integration guides gives you the steps to perform the DR (https://support.emc.com/docu48345_NetWorker-8.1-VMware-Integration-Guide.pdf?language=en_US ). This is the same link as provided by Deb

Regards,

Chetan

sohaim
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