Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Restore snapshot of vCenter appliance

Jump to solution

We are doing some work on our vCenter to clear out the vpx_text_array of orphan entries. Our vpx_text_array is about 8GB. We are in linked mode with other vCenters and External PSCs.

Do we need to snapshot all the appliances? Or just the one we will work on? We plan on doing the poweredON method outlined here.

VMware Knowledge Base

Additionally if we have to restore the snapshot on the vCenter, do we need to restore the PSC as well or any other vCenter since in linked mode?

0 Kudos
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
Leadership
Leadership

Please, check if the following VMware blog helps:

Considerations for vSphere Component Backup and Restore: Part 2 - VMware vSphere Blog

Diego Oliveira LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dcodiego

View solution in original post

0 Kudos
4 Replies
Leadership
Leadership

Please, check if the following VMware blog helps:

Considerations for vSphere Component Backup and Restore: Part 2 - VMware vSphere Blog

Diego Oliveira LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dcodiego

View solution in original post

0 Kudos
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Thank you. Its sounds like if we mess up a VCSA doing the table cleanup, we simply need to revert the snap or restore a VAMI. We will need to do anything with the PSCs.

0 Kudos
Expert
Expert

Make sure you create the snapshot of the VCSA VM while it is powered down. Don't snapshot it while it's running! There are several databases running in there who will likely have "application inconsistency" problems when restored from Snapshot.

This applies to all systems running a database of some sort, unless that database is supported with Microsoft VSS (like AD, Exchange, SQL and some non-microsoft DB's)

0 Kudos
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hi. Actually we have done powerON before and is supported with the VMware kb.

VMware Knowledge Base

Just have to stop a service on the PSC.

Thanks,,,

0 Kudos