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backup vmware agents

Hi Experts,
I have running vsphere 4.1 and esxi 4.1.
We also bought backup exec 2010 r2 with the vmware agents.
But can you explain me, how to make a file level restore from a vmdk file ?
Because I just see the vmdk files and I cannot go deeper into the file.
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure Engineer Commented:
Hi

I am not work with that version yet, but you need to use/create backups at file level using vStorage API (SAN based backups)  using this agents

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ianmellorCommented:
Hi,

In your backup configuration, under VMware, you need to enable GRT. I have attached a screen clip.

Hope this helps.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Question:
Can I then backup also some files or just the full vmdk ?
When I restore I can restore single files from this vmdk ?
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Luciano PatrãoICT Senior Infraestructure Engineer Commented:
Hi

With this new feature you can back/restore both

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ianmellorCommented:
Hi,

With the vmware option you backup the vmdk (all files). If you select GRT, you can then restore single files from the backup. If you want to select some files then it is another selection list.

Hope this helps.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
can I just restore singles files with GRT ?
Or can I also backup singles files with GRT ?
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ianmellorCommented:
Hi Eprs_Admin,

You are able to restore single files from a VMware image backup with the GRT option ticked. If you want to backup single files then you use Backup Exec like normal.

Cheers,
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Doesn't matter where the backup is saved ?
Backup to disc or tape ?
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ianmellorCommented:
No, backup destination does not affect your backup selection. (except for space/speed of course)
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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