Linux file consistent backups on VMware surely possible??
Linux file consistent backups on VMware, surely this is possible??
Have a read of this, Symantec Netbackup when it backs up Linux VM’s running on VMware, it calls a ‘SYMCquiesce’ utility which acts just like VSS on Windows and so enables file consistent LAN-free backup via VADP.
“On Linux virtual machines, NetBackup requires a special utility (SYMCquiesce) to quiesce the file system in preparation for taking the snapshot. Without SYMCquiesce, NetBackup cannot guarantee that data in the file system is in a consistent state when the snapshot occurs.”
I went through it, and did not find anything that directly pertains to your question, the only mention of quiesce of files was related to a Windows Virtual Machine (pg 36). I did read that when doing a VMware backup, you can take a snapshot, and I would suppose that ths applies to Linux files as well as Windows files
Re: Linux file consistent backups on VMware surely possible??
Thank you for your reply, but I have reviewed that document in detail and done much further research. From what I have found so far HP Data Protector (DP) cannot provide file consistent backups of Linux VM's running on VMware vSphere.
The only solution/work around is to place a HP DP local agent in each Linux VM and in our case we have to have a dedicated backup VLAN, so a 2nd vNIC attached to that backup VLAN for every Linux VM. This is a very old fashioned and not virtual infrastructure supportive backup solution. This is the only way to create file consistent backups for Linux VM’s on Vsphere with HP DP