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in VCAP6-DCV Deploy - 25 Jun, 2016
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VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 7.2

In this section we are going to cover “Deploy and Manage vSphere Data Protection”

Here are the objective from the blueprint :

  • Create, edit and clone a vSphere Data Protection backup job
  • Modify a pre-configured backup job.
  • Backup and restore a Virtual Machine (file level restore, full VM backup)
  • Configure a Backup Verification job to ensure integrity of restore points

Lab Setup:

Using VMware workstation:

  • Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…)
  • Installed esx0
  • Installed VCSA
  • Installed vDP

 Documents used:

  • Sphere Data Protection Administration Guide

 

For installing and configuring vDP please look at the following post:

VCP6-DCV blueprint section 6:Configure and Administer a vSphere Backups/Restore/Replication Solution – Part 1

Create, edit and clone a vSphere Data Protection backup job:

After the appliance installation you must connect to the appliance , click on the vSphere Data protection>> Backup >> backup job action icon >> new

Lets create a new job (with screenshots) :

Choose the job type:

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Choose Full image/Individual disks:

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Select the VM/VM’s:

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Choose the Schedule time:

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Choose the retention policy:

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Name the job:

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Summary:

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Run it now if you like:

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To clone a job , under the Backup job option choose clone.(The backup wizard will start again)

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Modify a pre-configured backup job:

To Modify pre-configured job , click on the job you want to modify and then click on the “backup job action” and then click on edit

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Backup and restore a Virtual Machine (file level restore, full VM backup):

Now that we have a backup of one of the VM lets restore

If you like to restore the entire copy click on the restore tab and choose the VM that you like to restore VCAP_VDP11

and then choose the restore options:

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File level restore:

For this task i created a new backup for one of my windows VM’s. The reason for that is you will need to use the VM for the restoration of its file and you will need to use flash

the first step is to access the VM , then open a browser and navigate to your vDP appliance with the flr directory:  https://192.168.30.80:8543/flr/ . Provide the VM local admin credentials  and the vCenter credentials

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Choose the backup you want to restore from and mount it.

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Choose the files to restore and click restore selected files.

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Choose the restore location and click on restore.

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Configure a Backup Verification job to ensure integrity of restore points:

Automatic Backup Verification (ABV) is a scheduled or on-demand mechanism for verification of backups that ensures the integrity of restore points. The backup verification job runs on demand or as part of a schedule.

To create a back verification job click on Backup>>Backup verification >> Backup verification job action >> new 

Choose your VM backup

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You can choose to use the default verification which is heartbeat or use a verification script

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Choose the destination host and storage

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Continue with the wizard and then you can verify by choosing the job and click on verify now.

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Thanks for reading

Mordi.

 

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