Could you help me with clarifying what do I need to do if the VMware vCenter Server or the database will crash or be corrupted and I need to do a disaster recovery to get vCenter Server up and running?
With a good backup of the vCenter server and its database I can perform restore but if I don't have a good backups what are the options.
If I am unable to restore the server and need to reinstall vCenter and configure it from the ground up.
For example if I have only backup of the database, but I am not able to restore vcenter server.
what exactly is stored in database?
I read this article http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2010/08/09/standby-vcenter-server-for-disaster-recovery/
and there is written that roles and permissions are stored in ADAM so in case of problem and not ability to restore, it seems that I will lose roles and permissioonns.
Currently what I am doing is: 1. backup database every day. 2. backup vcenter as a whole vm to tape, and recently due to library crash I lost several tapes and backup of vcenter were on this tapes.
is there anything else that I need to add in my backup strategy( for example ADAM backup and maybe how to do it or anything else that I am not aware.