Creating a full backup of VMware resources

Article:HOWTO23044  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-06-29  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23044
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Creating a full backup of VMware resources

Follow these steps to create a full backup of a VMware vCenter server, an ESX server, or a virtual machine.

If your virtual machines are configured with hardware version 7, you can create an incremental or a differential backup job by using a policy.

See Creating an incremental or a differential backup of VMware resources.

To create a full backup of VMware resources

  1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Backup.

  2. Click New Backup Job.

  3. In the Properties pane, under Source, click Selections.

  4. Expand VMware vCenter and ESX Servers.

  5. Select one of the following:

    • A VMware vCenter or ESX server.

    • One or more of the virtual machines that appear under the name of a VMware vCenter or ESX server.

  6. In the Properties pane, under Settings, click VMware.

  7. Select the appropriate options.

    See VMware backup options.

  8. To change the setting for granular recovery for VSS-aware applications that are installed on virtual machines, click Edit.

    See Virtual Machine Application Granular Recovery Technology Settings.

  9. Start the backup job or select other backup options from the Properties pane.


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