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VMware vCloud Director Cookbook by Daniel Langenhan

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Backing up vCloud

We have already discussed the backup of vApps in vCloud, but what about the vCloud system itself?

Getting ready

We need a functioning vCloud environment containing SSO, vCenter, vCNS, and vCloud. Therefore, we should also have a backup method.

How to do it...

You can either back up the VMs of all the management systems (including the database) or you can follow the approach described in this section.

SSO backup

SSO backup is done by backing up the SSO database. See your database vendor for best practices.

vCenter backup

vCenter backup is done by backing up the vCenter database. See your database vendor for best practices.

vCNS backup

vCloud Network and Security (vCNS) is easy to back up. Perform the following steps to do so:

  1. Log in to vCNS ...

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