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Cloning Vcenter for Backup

Posted on 2014-03-28
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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.

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Although it is not recommended but its Old method to protect Vcenter server.

there is nothing harm in making clone copy of vcenter.

refer Protect you vcenter Server in details


https://communities.vmware.com/thread/394167
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
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Yes, you can clone, vCenter Server using the CLONE option. (for backup!)
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Thank you Guys!
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