I am looking for a way to backup my external PSC besides having to deploy a VDP appliance. According to the Vmware docs, they only mention you can use VDP to perform the backup. I do not use VDP in my Production environment and do not want to (used in multiple labs and has been very flaky and failed a few times....no confidence).
Current VCSA backup:
Current PSC Environment:
What I would like:
Any suggestions or anyone know if this can even be done? Of course I need something that is supported by VMware (in case I would need to get support involved). I am hoping their only solution is not VDP.
So am I assuming by the lack of any responses the only way to backup a PSC is to use the VDP appliance? Is that what everyone currently doing? Is no one using anything besides the VDP?
So I actually even opened a ticket with VM support to pose this exact question.
The answer I got back:
Backing up for vCenter with external PSC the only available method is using a backup solution either VDP or a third party product.
Unfortunately, we do not have any alternatives to do a database consistent backup of Platform Service Controller nodes.
So I guess there is no way to backup independently.
Is there any changes on above statement from vmware.
While i have managed to setup automated backups to FTP using Bash script and is doing fine, i was wondering if there is anyway to automate for external PSC. I have a ticket going on with VMware tech support for this but not much response so far...although they say same script will work for both PSC and VC, which i found odd.
I am also looking for a solution to this question.
First of all before testing VPD I tested a backup / restore with NetBackup, it seemed to work but in fact the synchronization of the licenses was lost so I consider this a failure.
A PowerCLI script to save the PSC configuration would have been enough but it seems that the function does not exist (same as VCSA-BackupToFile).
I have 2 remote sites with each a VCSA and a PSCA, ELM enable and even domain SSO
How to restore a PSC if I have a PSC failed and a network break between sites?
Or how to make an automatic backup of PSCs?
Thanks for the ideas.