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How to backup Vcenter server Appliance with backup exec 2014

Hello,

I have Vcenter Server Appliance i wanted to know how to save vcenter appliance with Backup exec 2014?

Thanks

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...you have 1 of 2 ways,

...you have 1 of 2 ways, assuming that the appliance's OS is supported by Backup Exec 2014:

1. Agent-level by installing the remote agent on the VM and backing up the files;

2. Via the AVVI agent for VMware itself.

Check the BE 2014 SCL below:

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.TECH217478.html

Thanks!

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If you documented the

If you documented the settings you used when setting it up you should not need to back it up as you just provision a new vCenter appliance, enter the settings and start using it.

 

As it runs a proprietary version of Linux I doubt it is supported by RALUS (check the SCL to be sure) and I am not 100% sure a virtual machine backup (via the vCenter) can backup itself or even if the VMware VDDK/Backup API can actually take a snapshot of the vCenter to allow a backup (you would perhaps have to ask VMware this question as we use their API - or just try it for yourself)

 

Note even if you can do a virtual machine backup, the job will have to have GRT disabled as the Linux OS means no GRT capability)

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...you have 1 of 2 ways,

...you have 1 of 2 ways, assuming that the appliance's OS is supported by Backup Exec 2014:

1. Agent-level by installing the remote agent on the VM and backing up the files;

2. Via the AVVI agent for VMware itself.

Check the BE 2014 SCL below:

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.TECH217478.html

Thanks!

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If you documented the

If you documented the settings you used when setting it up you should not need to back it up as you just provision a new vCenter appliance, enter the settings and start using it.

 

As it runs a proprietary version of Linux I doubt it is supported by RALUS (check the SCL to be sure) and I am not 100% sure a virtual machine backup (via the vCenter) can backup itself or even if the VMware VDDK/Backup API can actually take a snapshot of the vCenter to allow a backup (you would perhaps have to ask VMware this question as we use their API - or just try it for yourself)

 

Note even if you can do a virtual machine backup, the job will have to have GRT disabled as the Linux OS means no GRT capability)

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