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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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11.7. Implementing VMware Data Recovery

VCDR is a disk-based backup and recovery solution. This solution fully integrates with VMware vCenter Server to enable centralized and efficient management backup jobs, and it also includes data deduplication. It is my understanding, at the time of this writing, that VMware Data Recovery will not be a replacement for VCB but rather an enhancement and add-on to vSphere's vCenter Server.

So, how does VCDR work? VMware Data Recovery is composed of three main components. The first component is the VCDR virtual appliance that will manage the backup and recovery process. The second component is the user interface plug-in for VMware vCenter Server. The third and last component is the deduplicated destination ...

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