Backup and restore of vCloud Director vApps and VMs has always been a hot topic. Up to now backup tools offered no option of backup in the vCloud Director environment. The only way was to perform backup at the level of the underlying vCenter Server. For restore, the administrators would first need to restore VMs to the vCenter Server level and then bring them to vCloud Director through import.
Veeam Backup Free Edition provides support for vCloud Director. It uses vCloud Director API to help you create VeeamZIP files for separate VMs and restore VMs directly to the vCloud Director hierarchy.
When Veeam Backup Free Edition creates VeeamZIP files for VMs, it captures not only data of VMs being a part of vApps, but also vApp metadata. As a result, you can restore vCloud Director VMs back to the vCloud Director hierarchy and do not need to perform any additional actions on import and VM configuration.