Appendix F: Business Continuity : vApp Backup/Restore
vApp Backup/Restore
Currently, most backup products lack integration with vCloud Director. Without visibility into the vApp metadata stored in the vCloud Director database, recovery involves manual steps to restore data and re-establish configuration attributes. Some of the configuration attributes include the owner, network, and organization, and can be manually configured or reassigned through the vCloud API.
The following sections examine how a vCloud backup product would backup and restore a vApp in the vCloud environment.
Use the following high-level procedure to back up and restore a vCloud vApp:
1. Manage credentials.
2. Protect vApps and create backup jobs.
3. Execute backup job.
4. Recover vApp to new or overwrite existing.