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VMware vSphere™ PowerCLI Reference: Automating vSphere Administration by Jonathan Medd, Arnim van Lieshout, Glenn Sizemore, Alan Renouf, Luc Dekens

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Chapter 10

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
  • Use Site Recovery Manager
    • Automating SRM Using PowerShell Functions
    • Customizing Recovery Plans
  • Provide PowerShell Support forCorporate Backup Applications
    • Quest
    • Veeam

One of the most critical areas of any infrastructure—whether it is virtual or not—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. ...

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