Data to Back Up

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    Veeam Backup & Replication lets you back up the following types of vCloud Director VMs:

    • Regular VMs that are part of vApps
    • Standalone VMs that were created in the vCloud Director tenant portal
    • Linked clone VMs that are associated with vApps

    Backup of Regular and Standalone VMs

    When you back up regular or standalone VMs, Veeam Backup & Replication captures and stores to the backup file the following data:

    • VM disk content
    • vApp metadata
    • VM metadata

    Data to Back Up 

    Backup of Linked Clone VMs

    When you back up linked clone VMs, Veeam Backup & Replication captures and stores to the backup file the following data:

    • Content of the template to which the VM is linked
    • Content of the VM user disk — delta disk
    • vApp metadata
    • VM metadata

    Data to Back Up 

    During full backup of linked clone VMs, Veeam Backup & Replication consolidates data of the VM template and delta disk and saves it as a regular VM disk in the backup file. Data merging guarantees proper VM restore: even if a VM template is lost by the time of recovery, you will still be able to restore the linked clone VM from the backup.

    During incremental backup, Veeam Backup & Replication saves only changed data of the delta file.

    Limitations for Backup of Linked Clone VMs

    Before you back up linked clone VMs, consider the following:

    For details on how to enable CBT on the VM template, contact Veeam Customer Support.

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