Performing Backup of VMware Cloud Director VMs
The VMware Cloud Director backup is practically the same as a regular VM backup. The VMware Cloud Director backup job aggregates main settings for the backup task and defines when, what, how and where to back up VMware Cloud Director VMs.
You can perform the VMware Cloud Director backup job for single VMs and for VM containers:
- Organization VDC
- VMware Cloud Director instance
Just like a regular backup job, the VMware Cloud Director backup job can be scheduled or run manually. To create a VMware Cloud Director backup job, do one of the following:
- On the Home tab, click Backup Job > Virtual Machine and select VMware Cloud Director.
- Open the Home view, in the inventory pane right-click Jobs and select Backup > Virtual Machine > VMware Cloud Director.
- Open the Inventory view, click the View tab and click Cloud Director View on the ribbon. In the inventory pane expand the VMware Cloud Director hierarchy, in the working area select one or more VMs, click Add to Backup on the ribbon and select New job. Alternatively, you can right-click one or several VMs and select Add to backup job > New job. In this case, the selected VMs will be automatically added to the new VMware Cloud Director backup job. You can add other VMs to the job when passing through the wizard steps.
You can quickly include VMs to already existing VMware Cloud Director backup jobs. To do this, in the Inventory view, in the working area right-click necessary VMs and select Add to backup job > <name of the job>.
The backup wizard for VMware Cloud Director offers the same options as the backup wizard for VMware virtual machines. For more information, see Creating Backup Jobs.
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