decomm backup for vCenter

  • 7 September 2023
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We are planned to powdered off the vCenter. before doing power it off planning to take decommissioned backup, please suggest can we take entire VMs hosted in the vCenter or all folders or only selecting vCenter. please suggest 


Best answer by Rajiv 8 September 2023, 08:20

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Hi @ManiD ,

When the vCenter is running on a virtual machine, you can use an application consistent backup using the VSA to protect the virtual machine as well as the vCenter database and files. I would also suggest taking a final backup of VMs hosted on the vCenter as well, as it will give you an opportunity to perform restoration for individual VMs.



Keshika Bisht

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Hello @ManiD 

I believe you are trying to take backup of vCenter before decommissioning it? 

Please take a look at this document once: , it should help. 


Rajiv Singal

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Thank you @Rajiv @Keshika Bisht for your support.