In our previous post we discussed about deploying the VMware VDP Appliance and configuring it with the vCenter Server. Here we would be discussing about Backing up a Virtual Machine and then restore it back.
Open VMware VDP in Web Client and click Connect to connect the vCenter Server with VDP Appliance.
In the VDP page, Click Create a Backup Job.
In the backup job type, click Guest Images and click Next.
In the Data Type, select Full Image or Individual Disks and click Next.
Select the Virtual Machine from Inventory.
Select the appropriate settings for scheduling the backup.
Select the Retention Period. The retention period defines how long should the backup be retained.
Give a name to the backup job and click Next.
The Backup Job is created successfully. You can click OK.
The backup job would be displayed under the Backup Tab.
To Manually initiate a backup process, click Backup Now -> Backup all Sources.
You can see the backup job in the tasks window of the Web Client.
The Backup job is complete.
Imagine something went wrong on the VM and you need to restore the VM from Backup.
In my case, I am going to completely delete the VM.
To restore the VM, goto Restore tab and click Restore.
In the restore window, select the Backup and click Next.
Give a name to the VM and mention the datastore to which it has to be restored.
Click Finish to start the restore process.
You could see that the VM has be restored at the WebClient.