vCenter Server Appliance - Backup/Restore Recommendations

KB ID: 2328
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Published: 2017-08-09
Last Modified: 2022-04-12
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vCenter Native File-Based Backup and Restore

Veeam Backup & Replication Image-Based Backup and Restore (Optional)

Image-Based Backup of the VCSA may be performed for an added level of protection. Note, however, that preference should be given to restoring from vCenter File-Based Backups when possible.

Review: VMware vSphere User Guide: Considerations and Limitations for Image-Based Backup and Restore

Backup
  • (Suggested) Create a dedicated backup job for the VCSA VM.
  • (Suggested) Schedule the backup job protecting the VCSA VM to run when no other backup jobs occur.
    Scheduling this way will prevent conflicts when other backup jobs attempt to send requests to the VCSA VM when it may be briefly unavailable during snapshot creation and removal events, which occur at the start and end of the backup job.
  • (Required) Disable VMware Tools Quiescence within the job protecting the VCSA VM
  • (Required) Disable Application-Aware Processing and Guest File System Indexing within the job for the VCSA VM
Restore
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