Data Protector uses scripts to back up live, running, or online VMs in a Red Hat KVM host. The scripts are meant to be saved in the pre-exec and post-exec areas of the relevant backup specification. The pre-exec script creates a live external snapshot of the VM and saves it in the configured local/SAN storage mount point. The restoration of the VMs is handled by the post-exec script during restore.

This script uses Red Hat KVM features and functionality to carry out these operations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ensure the KVM host is imported into the Cell Manager.
  • Ensure that the utility packages virt-manager 1.4.3 or later versions and virsh 3.9.0 or later versions are installed.
  • Ensure there is enough free storage (SAN or local filesystem) for backing up all the online VMs in Red Hat KVM host.

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Data Protector KVM Integration Data Protector 2019.02
738.4 KB
Mar 16, 2020
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Product compatibility
Version 2019.02 · 2019.05 · 2019.08 · 2019.12
Version 2020.05 · 2020.08 · 2020.11
Version 2021.02
Release notes

Initial release of signed script package to support back up and recovery of KVM VMs.

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