VMWare Consolidated Backup, how does it work?
Posted on 2010-08-23
We have a few ESX Servers that host many of our virtual machines, one thing we are looking to do is move from traditional back-up (Windows agent on VMWare image, backing up over TCP/IP) to using VMWare Consolidated Backup technology.
Our product is CA ArcServe r15, and I have been having a hard time finding out the "finer details" about how VCB works and the whole VMWare Proxy stuff..
Anyone already using this in their environment care to share some information?
How does a full VMWare Image back-up work, what is the role of the VMWare Proxy Server in this scenario?
Also, doing a "snapshot" backup of vmware images, how does the snapshot work because it obviously does not "backup" the full image, does this mean i would need a full vmware image backup, and the snapshot im trying to restore from for my "file restore" to work?
Any help is appreciated.