vCenter Backup best practices

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vCenter Backup best practices

Veeam Logoby jrafter » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:15 pm

Is there a guide or best practice to backing up a vCenter (2008R2 - database is on a different SQL server). Support is suggesting that I add the ESXi host to a new backup job??? What happens if the vCenter gets moved to a different host? I have searched the forums board but a lot of posts are outdated regarded this.
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Re: vCenter Backup best practices

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:49 pm

Hi John, you can backup vCenter server pointing the job to vCenter itself, no issues with that. You would need to use direct connection to host during vCenter restore though. Here're a few threads discussing similar questions:

Recommendations for backing up vCenter Database
vCenter recovery - using Veeam "NOT recommended"
vCenter Backup with Veeam
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