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VMware vSphere PowerCLI Reference by Matt Boren, Andrew Sullivan, Brian Graf, Glenn Sizemore, Jonathan Medd, Luc Dekens

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Chapter 11 Backing Up and Restoring Your Virtual Machines

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Work with Snapshots
  • Create Do-It-Yourself Backups
  • Restore Your VMs from a DIY Backup
  • Change Block Tracking
  • Checking CBT Status
  • Enabling/Disabling CBT
  • Provide PowerShell Support for Corporate Backup Applications
  • Dell
  • Veeam

One of the most critical areas of any infrastructure—whether or not it is virtual—is backup, the replication of key data to an alternate location in case of data or hardware loss. Most organizations have a full backup strategy with complex replication scenarios and standby hardware on separate sites in case a disaster strikes. Other aspects of backup protect the system administrator and the users of the virtual infrastructure ...

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