WPAR Backup

You can use Veeam Agent for IBM AIX to back up data pertaining to individual WPARs configured in the IBM AIX OS. Veeam Agent offers two scenarios for WPAR backup.

Scenario 1: backup from the LPAR

You can install Veeam Agent in the LPAR and configure the backup job to include directories with files pertaining to a WPAR whose data you want to back up.

This scenario has the following requirements:

  • The root account of the host system (LPAR) must have access to the file systems of the WPAR.
  • The LPAR must own the storage device that contains the file system of the WPAR. If the WPAR whose files you want to back up has a storage device allocated to it, the file systems on such device are automatically excluded from the backup.

If the global environment does not meet either of these requirements, use Scenario 2.

WPAR Backup Note

It is not required to stop the backed-up WPAR before the backup process starts. To ensure consistency of the backed-up data, you can use custom scripts, for example, to stop and start a database during backup. To learn more about custom scripts, see Backup Job Scripts.

Scenario 2: backup from a WPAR

You can install Veeam Agent in the WPAR whose data you want to back up and specify which files and directories to back up in the same way as in case you back up data of the LPAR.

WPAR Backup Note

  • You must install the product license in each Veeam Agent installed in each WPAR.
  • You cannot use backups created from within a WPAR for bare metal recovery because such backups do not contain the required system metadata file.