NSX Manager has a backup and restore functionality. That process creates a backup of the entire NSX fabric and puts that backup on a remote (s)FTP server. All configuration is available within that backup, the Edge configuration is not separate. Being a good IT-citizen, of course the backup is one of the configurations you do during the installation, so you always have a backup available.
I have a couple points for this post:
- You can restore a NSX Manager backup non-disruptively (*),
- When you restore a NSX Manager backup, existing NSX Edges are not effected and continue to operate,
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I use CrashPlan Home for all my off-site backups of my client devices. It’s a pretty neat and usable backup client which works on Mac OS, Linux and Windows. From the client you can restore individual files and it runs as a service for continuous backups. It’s a set and forget application, which is nice.
Bye Bye CrashPlan for Home
Recently, Code42 announced they’d be shutting down CrashPlan for Home to focus on their business customers. Meaning every consumer has to transfer their backups to another solution. I had the family plan, which allows you to backup multiple computers (I … Read more
I put this post primarily on VMGuru.com, taking you there now. Hold on to your butts.
Veeam Backup & Replication has a pretty extensive PowerShell extension, added to the Veeam Backup & Replication Management server by default. You can do a lot of cool stuff with it, ranging from just getting information about backup jobs to configuring new backup jobs and restoring items.
One of the clouds that I helped get out of the fog machine, uses Veeam B&R as its backup solution. Works like a charm for multi tenant environment, using the Enterprise Manager. As the nature of … Read more