Protecting VMware VMs

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    To back up a VMware VM using Mine with Veeam, perform the following steps:

    1. Add to the backup infrastructure a vCenter Server or an ESXi host that manages the VM. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for VMware vSphere, section Adding VMware vSphere Servers.
    2. Create a backup job to create restore points for the VM. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for VMware vSphere, section Creating Backup Jobs.

    Once the backup job successfully creates a restore point for the VM, you can use the restore the entire VM, its disks, files and application items. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for VMware vSphere, section Restore.

    After you add a vCenter Server or an ESXi host to the backup infrastructure, you can perform the following operations to protect its workloads:

    • Create exact copies of VMware VMs and maintain the copies in sync with the original VMs to be able to switch to the VM replicas in case a disaster strikes. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for VMware vSphere, section Replication.
    • Test VM backups and replicas to check whether you will be able to use them for recovery operations. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for VMware vSphere, section Recovery Verification.
    • Configure CDP policies for mission-critical VMs to be able to switch to the VM replicas immediately. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for VMware vSphere, section Continuous Data Protection (CDP).
    • Copy backup files to secondary repositories to be able to protect your data against disasters and virtual or physical machine failures. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for VMware vSphere, section Backup Copy.
    • Store copies of backup files on tapes to ensure the data is not accidentally deleted or changed. For more information, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for VMware vSphere, section Tape Devices Support.

    For the full list of features that Veeam Backup & Replication provides to protect VMware VMs, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide for VMware vSphere.