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Backup Copy Operations for VMware IntelliSnap

Backup copy operations for the Virtual Server Agent mount the snapshots captured by IntelliSnap backups and then stream the backup data to a secondary copy on different media.

For general information about backup copy operations, see Backup Copy for IntelliSnap Backup. The general information includes the following topics:

  • Inline and offline backup copy operations
  • Configuring a storage policy to perform a backup copy operation
  • Running an inline backup copy operation
  • Running an offline backup copy operation
  • Running backup copy operations for specific jobs
  • Modifying an existing configuration for backup copy operations
  • Controlling parallel workflows
  • Backup copy reports
  • Backup copy alerts

VMware Considerations

Backup copy operations for VMware IntelliSnap backups can use any Virtual Server Agent (VSA) proxy to mount a snapshot datastore on a proxy ESX server and create a backup copy. You can also configure backup copy operations to run without mounting the snapshot on a ESX host.

If SAN transport is available, any VSA proxy can use SAN transport mode to copy backup data and create the backup copy.

Note: Multi-proxy support for backup copies is available for the snapshot engines that are listed in Multinode Backup Copy for the VMware Agent.

Last modified: 3/8/2019 8:21:30 PM