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vAPP Backup - Multiple VMs

Posted: Jan 10, 2019 3:07 pm
by chris.childerhose
I have a VBR server with multiple jobs for 3 separate VMs that are approximately 12-14TB in size each. The jobs reference the vAPP that all 3 VMs are part of.

Question - when the first job runs it seems to lock the vAPP and the other 2 jobs wait on resources before kicking off. Is that expected behavior or is there a way to have all 3 jobs run at once without having to wait? The vAPP gets locked from what I can see.

Re: vAPP Backup - Multiple VMs

Posted: Jan 11, 2019 10:43 am
by Alex Uryumtsev
Hi Chris,

Have you enabled parallel processing in VBR console?

--au

Re: vAPP Backup - Multiple VMs

Posted: Jan 11, 2019 2:43 pm
by chris.childerhose
Yes Parallel Processing is enabled in VBR. I think to get around this we are going to split the 3 VMs in to their own vAPP which we will then point each job to.

Re: vAPP Backup - Multiple VMs

Posted: Jan 11, 2019 5:27 pm
by Alex Uryumtsev
Ok! What are you using, by the way, VMware vSphere or vCloud Director infrastructure?

Re: vAPP Backup - Multiple VMs

Posted: Jan 11, 2019 5:39 pm
by chris.childerhose
We are using vCD as we are an MSP.

Re: vAPP Backup - Multiple VMs

Posted: Jan 14, 2019 11:23 am
by Alex Uryumtsev
I have a VBR server with multiple jobs for 3 separate VMs that are approximately 12-14TB in size each.
Why have you created separate jobs? Did you have special need for that?

You can have one job for 3 VMs, then VBR would process those vms in parallel.

Currently it is not possible to process vApp from multiple jobs. So it seems like a requirement update for the next version of the product, later I would keep vote for that.

--au