VCB + Symantec BackupExec 2010 + File Level Backup


i have a esx4 cluster and a windows 2008 VCB proxy with symantec backup exec 2010.
the backup via FC (SAN) works fine; the backup exec connects to the vcenter server, creats a snapshot
and transfers then the "whole VM" to the vcb-proxy - OK

my question now:
how and where can i run a "file level backup" - so if i want for example backup only some files or shares
and not the whole VM?

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vmwarun - ArunCommented:
I am certain that VCB allows both File and Image level backups of Windows VMs and only Image level backups of Linux VMs.
You have the options of using File-level or Image-level VCB backup. When you have a vmdk image backed up for a vm, you can use vcbmount to browse the vmdk file, copy the files inside you want back to the orginal server without restoring the whole image.
Tpm1973Author Commented:
if i enable GRT for the backup, then i can choose to restore FILES or the whole VM, but is there any possibility to backup ONLY some files?

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vmwarun - ArunCommented:
I am not sure whether you can backup individual files without using GRT.
Tpm1973Author Commented:
if i use GRT then i can RESTORE individual files and/or FULL VM
but BACKUPed is still the whole VM

my question: can i BACKUP ONLY individual files - NOT the whole/full VM?
for example: i will only BACKUP C:\Folder1 and C:\Folder2

--> so if i need only a backup of some folders not the whole VM will be backuped (faster / lower disk/tape space)

The AVVI license with Backup Exec allows you to put the agent on each of the servers in the VMWare environment.  To backup only those folders, you'll need to treat the server as a physical machine in this case.
Tpm1973Author Commented:
correct - this works fine.

but this backup is then NOT LAN free (via SAN) correct?

Correct, using the Agent is NOT LAN free.  

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Tpm1973Author Commented:
ok fine!

is it possible to run a backup of the ESX-host itself? (configuration)

with vsphere enterprise plus; you can do a new host installation and with "host-profiles" it's very easy
to take over the host-settings...

but how can i backup a esx-host if i run "only" standard version...

vmwarun - ArunCommented:
ESX 3.x configuration backup and restore procedure
I guess the backup procedure is similar between ESX 3.X and ESX 4.X.
ok, since there is new VCB framework v1.5 Update 2 released and BE 2010 R2 is it possible to integrate the VCB with Backup Exec ?
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