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SnapCenter 4.1 VMWare plugin "Backup Now" option is gone :-(

atwilson
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Comparing what has changed since VSC SMVI 6.2.2

Noticed that the very convenient VM menu option "Backup Now" is gone in SnapCenter plugin

please bring this menu option back - we use it regularly

 

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Ramchandra
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Hi Wilson,

 

Backup Now options still exists in SCV 4.1, please refer to this document (page 44) for more info.

https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMLP2846086

 

Regards

 

atwilson
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I disagree.

SnapCenter requires a resource group before it can backup a VM.  We do not have per-VM resource groups, so when we periodically want to create a per-VM backup we first have to create and configure a resource group, put the VM in the resource group,  then select the resource group and execute an on-demand backup.   Way too much effort.   Plus we have to cleanup these one-off resource groups afterwards.

Never had to deal with the resource group overhead with the old SMVI - we just right-clicked the VM and selected Backup Now and it would backup the VM.  Way less effort than SnapCenter.

 

Ramchandra
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Wilson,

 

I got your point, for now SCV only has that option.

Neverthless I will pass on the feed back to the product team.

 

Regards

Ram

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