Linux file consistent backups on VMware surely possible??

Linux file consistent backups on VMware, surely this is possible??

 

Have a read of this, Symantec Netbackup when it backs up Linux VM’s running on VMware, it calls a ‘SYMCquiesce’ utility which acts just like VSS on Windows and so enables file consistent LAN-free backup via VADP.

 

“On Linux virtual machines, NetBackup requires a special utility (SYMCquiesce) to quiesce the file system in preparation for taking the snapshot. Without SYMCquiesce, NetBackup cannot guarantee that data in the file system is in a consistent state when the snapshot occurs.”

 

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO70958

 

This is back from February 2012, HP Data Protector must have a similar technology surely?

 

What is it called? how is it enabled?