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VSC BACKUP

heightsnj

1. Can VSC seclectively back up VMDK disks within a VM?

 

2. Can VSC selectively backup VM's?

 

Any specific version required?

 

Thanks for sharing!

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Re: VSC BACKUP

NICOLAS_MELAY

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.

Re: VSC BACKUP

AshishGupta

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.

Re: VSC BACKUP

elhefe1982

Please note that using SnapCenter with VSC 7.0 or 7.1 requires VMotion and will not work with Essentials or Essentials plus.

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