Follow the below steps to prepare a client to restore using bare metal restore in Symantec Netbackup.
- In the Netbackup Administration Console, expand Bare Metal Restore Management > Hosts > Bare Metal Restore Clients.
- Select a client or a client configuration.
- Select Actions > Prepare to Restore.
- In the Prepare to Restore Client dialog box, select the appropriate values for the restore.
- Some fields may be completed depending on whether you selected a client or xa client configuration.
- Click OK.
- Bare Metal Restore runs all the processes to prepare for a restore.
- After the processes finish, in the dialog box that appears, click OK.
The client is listed in the Tasks view with a State of Queued.
To network boot Linux clients, BMR requires the following:
During the prepare-to-restore operation all the information is gathered that is required for a Linux network boot. After the prepare-to-restore, boot the client to start the restore.
- To network boot a Linux client
- Prepare to restore the client.
- Ensure that the client is turned off.
- Turn on the client.
- Restoring clients
- PXE Boot the client according to the hardware vendor instructions.
On some systems, the BIOS display a message that indicates that you can press a key to force a PXE Boot. On others, you may have to modify the settings in the BIOS to add the network card to the default boot order. Consult your hardware documentation for details.
- When you are prompted, either press the Enter key or wait until the system boots.
- The system boots and the restore begin with no further user intervention required.
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