Veeam Backup Free Edition lets you create VeeamZIP files for separate vCloud Director VMs. When Veeam Backup Free Edition creates VeeamZIP files, it additionally captures vApp metadata. vApp metadata includes:
- General information about the vApp where VMs reside, such as: vApp name, description, VM descriptions
- Information about vApp networks and organization networks to which the vApp is connected
- VMs startup options
- User information
- Storage template and so on
vApp metadata is stored together with the VM content in the VeeamZIP file. Capturing vApp metadata is extremely important for restore: without it, you will not be able to restore the VM back to vCloud Director.