Filesystem backup is a most basic protection level for every system. With filesystem backup I can select particular folder or file to be backup. For restore, I can choose particular folder or file to restore.
If user reported the folder or file is missing or corrupted from the system, administrator can restore the specific folder or file as per request. This will speed up the recovery process where only effected folder or file is restore.
Menu > Jobs > Create Backup Job.
Below show the parameter that need to fill in before I can create a backup job.
Note: For organization, it is good to have backup request form. All the information is fill up by the server/application administrator and submit to the backup administrator. This form is record for organization where the list of selection folder or file to backup and how long the backed up that will be keep in the organization. Time to time the backup list and retention need to review so that it match with the server/application Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and most importantly the folder or file that need for recovery is available during the disaster happen.
At the Job Name,
Enter the Job Name that describe the backup that we want to do.
Example: AD01 Filesystem Backup Weekly Full
At the Selection,
click + icon.
Expand the AD01 > File System > Fixed Drives > C:\
Select the folder or file that need to protect.
In this example I will select folder Users.
Set Name for the selection.
At Plugin Options,
Click + icon.
Backup Method set to Snapshot Based.
Backup Type set to Full.
The rest option I left it as default.
Set Name for the Plugin Options.
At Schedule Options, I set the value is Immediate.
Target Media By – Media in group. Set the label to VTL.
Reuse Media – With the same group label as target media.
Media Request Timeout – 30 Minutes.
Note: Media Options is important part because in this section I can categorize the tape from VTL for specific group. Example I have tape group for file system, database or application. This will split the content of the tape. Since I have limited tape, I just group it as VTL.
Note: Media Request Timeout is a amount of time for backup job waits for the backup media. If the media is not available within the specified interval, the job is automatically aborted.
At Advanced Options, I use the Default Advanced Backup Options. By default, the backed up data will no discard.
Review the Backup Job and click Save & Submit. The backup job will run the backup process immediate (base on schedule option).
Check on Backup Job Status. Menu > Monitoring > Job Status.
Below show the backup is complete with 148.44 MiB (155.65 MB) data.
Cool! The file system backup job created and tested running fine.
I need to configure inbound and outbound for NetVault Backup Communication. Since backup required number of ports for communication, I will create firewall rules on Windows Firewall for client and backup server.
For client firewall rules, I will allow all ports but limit to the Remote IP (Destination IP) which is the backup server on client. This to make sure only backup server is allow to used all the ports for backup and restore activity.
Fore backup server firewall rules, I will allow all ports but limit to the Remote IP (Destination IP) by using IP Segment (192.168.0.0/24). This will covered all the communication from all the client in that segment.
Note: Disable the Windows Firewall is not recommended.
From Start Menu, type firewall and click on Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
At Inbound Rules, click New Rule…
Select the Port and click Next.
Select TCP and All local ports. Click Next.
Select Allow the connection and click Next.
Enter the Name and click Finish.
After the rules created, right click on it and click Properties.
Click on Scope and enter the Remote IP address of the backup server.
Click Apply and OK.
Repeat the process for Inbound UDP, Outbound TCP and Outbound UDP on client and backup server.
Make sure the Remote IP address is point to the NetVault Backup Server.
Below show the Inbound Rules created on client.
Below show the Outbound Rules created on client.
Below show the Inbound Rules created on backup server.
Below show the Outbound Rules created on backup server.
In the previous post, I share how to install the NetVault Backup Server and create a media target called Virtual Tape Library (VTL). I will protect the Domain Controller that I already created. Before I can backup the target client, I need to install the NetVault Client.
Quest NetVault Backup Software is a set of data protection software. It can be used to protect data and software application in physical and virtual environments from central management interface. It support heterogenous environment such as Windows, *nix, VMware, Hyper-V, MSSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, NDMP, Exchange, DB2, and etc.