2018-02-14 10:39 AM
This is based on my experience with VSC 4.2.2, but I guess it still applies.
VSC's job is to trigger a NetApp volume snapshot, so it will actually backup any data that belongs to that volume, presumably a (full) VMware VMFS.
If for any reason you want to selectively keep backups of a single VM or vmdk, you'll need to move it to a new VMFS, in its own NetApp volume.
2018-02-16 09:25 AM
VSC 6.2.1 is the last version supporting backup and recovery functionality. Starting VSC 7.0, the back and recovery functionality has moved to SnapCenter portfolio with SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere.
Also, VSC 6.2.1 (infact whole of 6.x) is going End of Version Support in Aug'18, so you are recommended to move to SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere.Refer the details here for EoVS timelines: https://mysupport.netapp.com/info/web/ECMP1147223.html?access=a
Both VSC and SCV can selectively backup VMs but not VMDKs. It backs up all VMDKs associated with VM or a datastore. However while doing a restore you can selectively restore VMDKs to original or alternate datastore.