theflakes
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VDR backup of vCenter VM

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Can VDR be used to backup the vCenter VM it is connected to? We unfortunately have to run vCenter in a VM.

thanks...

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runclear
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Yes.. I backup my VC vm without any issues using VDR.

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runclear
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Yes.. I backup my VC vm without any issues using VDR.

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| VCP[3] | VCP[4]

-------------------- What the f* is the cloud?!

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AntonVZhbankov
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Yes, you can backup vCenter VM with VDR.

Why unfortunately? It is fully supported and even recommended by many community members. Virtual or physical vCenter - it's a matter of taste, both options have strong and weak sides.


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osolgar
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Hi:

I thing that there is no problem, because you can connect to the VDR plugin using Vcenter user or host user, in case a problem with the Vcenter, you can loging to the host server directly, and restore the backup made with VDR , and start to work.

I hope this info can help you

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TedCrilly
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Are you sure that's possible? The VDR will want to authenticate against the vsphere VM, so I assume you wouldnt be able to restore the Vsphere VM by logging into the V-host directly, if the Vsphere box is down.

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