Connecting Existing Backup Appliance

If you have a backup appliance that has already been deployed but was removed from the backup infrastructure, you can connect it to the backup server. You may also want to connect an existing backup appliance in the following situations:

  • To upgrade a backup appliance from version 2.0, 2a, 3.0. 3a, 3b or 4.0 to 4.1.
  • To connect a backup appliance that was previously connected to another backup server.

To add an existing backup appliance to the backup infrastructure, do the following:

  1. Launch the New oVirt KVM Proxy wizard.
  2. Select the deployment mode.
  3. Specify appliance VM configuration.
  4. Check network settings.
  5. Enter credentials for the appliance account.
  6. Grant permissions to the appliance.
  7. Apply appliance settings.
  8. Finish working with wizard.

After you connect the backup appliance, the backup server will retrieve information about all backup jobs the appliance has ever processed. If the backup server configuration database contains records about oVirt VM backups and if the backup files are still available in repositories, you can use them to restore entire VMs and VM disks.