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 & Replication provides support for vCloud Director. It uses vCloud Director API to help you back up vApps and VMs and restore them directly to the vCloud Director hierarchy.
The main entity with which Veeam Backup & Replication works during backup is a vApp. A vApp is a virtual system that contains one or more individual VMs along with parameters that define operational details — vApp metadata. When Veeam Backup & Replication performs backup of 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 objects back to the vCloud Director hierarchy and do not need to perform any additional actions on import and VM configuration.
- Viewing VMware vCloud Director VMs
- Backup and Restore of vApps
- Backup of vCloud Director VMs
- Restore of vCloud Director VMs