romuse
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Vsphere data protection backup VMs powering off??

Hi,

I'm new to Vsphere data protection and wonder if someone could help answer my question

When taking  a backup using the vsphere data protection the VM is power off during the process.

is their a way to keep the VM alive while taking the backup?

thanks

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vasan22in
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Hello,

It's not like what you think about VDP, you can take VM backup when VM is online. Refer the below document to take VM backup when it's power on,

How To: vSphere Data Protection – Part 2: Backup & Restore ..

https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/techpaper/introduction-to-data-pro...

https://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vsphere/vmware-vsphere-data-protection-overview.pdf

https://files.mtstatic.com/site_5355/287/0?Expires=1503345279&Signature=RvVwGFN1q6OZcVlG-60dw9VW3alB...

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