The following are the requirements for protecting BMR clients:
On NetBackup master servers that are licensed for BMR, NetBackup sets the following attributes automatically:
These attributes enable NetBackup to restore only those files present on the system at the time of the backup. Move detection enables NetBackup to restore the files correctly that were moved, renamed, or newly installed. These attributes also ensure that all of the restored files that fit in the volumes and the file systems that BMR created during the recovery.
Consider the following when you create policies to protect BMR clients:
For non-clustered clients, specify ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES is the simplest and most thorough method to obtain a complete backup. If you back up a client with database or application files using a NetBackup database agent or other policy, do the following: Use an exclude list to exclude them from the policy that specifies ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES.
For clustered clients, the most effective backup strategy uses multiple policies. Each node should have its own policy that backs up local file systems. Shared file systems should be backed up by the additional policies that back up the node that currently owns the resources.
NetBackup media servers can be protected as BMR clients. Media servers that back up to their own storage devices (either SCSI-attached or SAN-attached) require special procedures for restores. If you understand these procedures, you can configure NetBackup to minimize the time and effort that the restores require.