[Veritas-bu] NetBackup 7.5 / Vmware API - RDM Identification

2013-01-23 10:28:36
Subject: [Veritas-bu] NetBackup 7.5 / Vmware API - RDM Identification
From: "Simon Weaver" <Simon.Weaver AT iscl DOT net>
To: <Veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:28:31 -0000
Hello again
2 posts in a day :) Rare!
I am now looking at VMware Integration with vSphere 4.x and NBU
So far tests have gone well, but I got a quick question regarding RDM's.
Essentially, I have over 1000 VM's with a mix of RDM's and no RDM's.
Question: Is there any easy method in NBU, that can help me identify a VM Guest that has an RDM?
I can use vCentre, but the sheer number of VM's we have makes it really hard to identify each guest.
With RDM, I still have to backup the machine as a "file level backup". In other words, as a Physical machine.
But This is purely for data use, as alot of our RDM's have the Data presented to the VM.
Also, I cannot snapshot Windows 2003 and 2008 guest cluster machines, due to a SCSI Bus conflict. So this would mean doing a file level backup for each node.
Any tips would be apprecaited
Thank you
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