Backing Up and Restoring the vCenter Server

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This topic describes how to back up and restore the vCenter Server in context of a TKGI deployment.

Note: Backup and restore of the vSphere SDDC is typically included as part of a site-wide disaster recovery plan. The information provided here is to be used as part of confirmation of such a plan.

vCenter Cluster Configuration

To support highly available clusters, configure the vCenter clusters for TKGI with HA and DRS enabled. For more information, see vSphere Availability in the VMware vSphere documentation.

vCenter Server Backup and Recover

vCenter Server supports file backup to network attached storage.

To backup and restore vCenter, create a backup of the vCenter primary server. Refer to the topic File-Based Backup and Restore of vCenter Server in the vCenter documentation.

Data Protection

VMware provides a robust set of vSphere Storage APIs for host data protection, and partners with third-party vendors to provide backup and recovery solutions for vSphere datastores, including the following:


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