VMware Data Recovery is a product shipped with vSphere essentials plus. It's GUI product to backup your virtual environement. In my home lab I'm having a physical box with Openfiler configured with iSCSI connection to another physical box running ESXi 4 (evaluation version). Openfiler is a great linux distro that which can provide you some shared storage for your Virtual Infrastructure if you are on a budget.
In the first part of this video series I showed the Installation and basic network configuration of VMware DATA Recovery. During today's video you will see:
– Adding and formatting virtual disk to the Data Recovery VM.
– Configuring a scheduled backup.
– Looking for some results and logs.
See the part 3 video – Recover your Data – here
More on VMware Data Recovery:
- VDR connectivity and divers troubleshooting
- VMware Data Recovery 2.0 – the upgrade process from earlier version
- Troubleshooting tool for VDR
- VDR plugin do not connect to VDR appliance
- How-to enable verbose logging in VDR – VMware Data Recovery
- If you're trying to use Windows CIFS with VDR
- How to fix damaged restore points in VDR
- Using VMware Data Recovery without vCenter?
- VDR appliance not mounting automatically the backup destination after reboot
- VDR – how to get a log bundle before you call the support
- How-to update VDR to 1.2
- Do you want to see a little magic?
- VDR backup fail error
- VMware Data Recovery – a tool for Easy backups of your Virtual Infrastructure
- VMware VDR – vSphere Data Recovery – part 3 – Restore Your Data
- VMware Data Recovery – your first backup – part 2 video – this post
- VMware Data Recovery – install and configure video- part1
- Data recovery – new GUI backup tool present in vSphere 4