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Netbackup 7 Permissions needed to Backup VM’s in vCenter 4.x

Summary: Symantec will tell you that full administrator is needed to backup systems properly.  It is the easiest way, but I’m here to tell you that is not required.  There are two things that need to be done: Create a proper security role Apply that role to the various different nodes in vCenter Details: (Update to Role Perms can be found here.) Role Permissions needed (we’ll call it Netbackup Role): Privilege Group Privilege(s) to Enable Datastore Allocate Space Browse Datastore Low level file operations Global Licenses Configuration Add existing disk Add new disk Change resource Disk lease Remove disk Settings Provisioning Allow disk access Allow read-only disk access Allow virtual machine download State Create Snapshot Remove Snapshot Next, you need to apply permissions to the correct nodes in vCenter: Apply the Netbackup service account w/ the Netbackup Role to the vCenter Node. Propagate down if you want everything under the vCenter node t