Thursday, November 6, 2008

VCB, vcbMounter, vcbRestore ...

I have written a series of articles about VMware VCB usage. They are concerned about main VCB principles. The backup procedures are performed via VCB command line utilities. It's not bad idea to make a quick list of articles for better orientation among them:
  1. VM identification - how to identify a virtual machine you intend to backup? The command vcbvmname is the answer.
  2. VM full backup - how to perform a full backup of the chosen virtual machine? The vcbmounter command can do it.
  3. VM full backup data access - how to retrieve data from the virtual machine's full backup? It is possible to mount the backup image with the mountvm command.
  4. VM file level backup - the vcbmounter command is able to perform file-level backup as well.
  5. VM backup over NFS - this article describes a simple scenario of virtual machine backup over NFS protocol.
  6. VM backup restore - finally, it is important to know the process of restoring a virtual machine from the backup. You can use vcbrestore.
I hope this quick list of articles will help you to find what you are looking for. Your prompts are welcome.

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