Creating an incremental or a differential backup of VMware resources

Article:HOWTO23043  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-06-29  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23043
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Creating an incremental or a differential backup of VMware resources

If your virtual machines are configured with vSphere 4.0 or 4.1 with hardware version 7, you can create incremental or differential backups of VMware resources by creating policy backup jobs.

See Creating a full backup of VMware resources.

Backup Exec includes example policies for VMware incremental and differential backups. These example policies contain the standard settings. You can copy the example policies and then customize them to meet your needs.

See Using an example policy.

Table: How to create an incremental or a differential backup of VMare resources

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Create a policy.

See Creating a new policy.

Add two backup templates to the policy.

One template must use the full backup method and one template must use either the incremental or the differential backup method. Select these methods on the VMware settings.

See VMware backup options.

Create a new template rule and select the following rule:

<Template A> must complete at least once before any other templates will be allowed to start.

See Adding a backup template to a policy.

Create a new job using the policy.

See Creating new jobs for a policy.


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