Cloning Vcenter for Backup
Posted on 2014-03-28
If I understand there are backup products in the market such Veeam or VDP that enables us to do block backup of whole VM Virtual Center.
If I do not have those products in hand, I wonder if I can just clone Virtual Center (Assuming the SQL DB is local on the vCenter) then turn it off, do maintenance on the production Vcenter and if there is a problem, just turn it off and bring the clone back online…
I know that this would not help if SQL DB is in another server.
Any insights will be very much appreciated.