Use the following SoS options when creating and configuring backups with the SoS tool.

To run the SoS tool, SSH in to the SDDC Manager Controller VM using the root account, navigate to the /opt/vmware/sddc-support directory and type ./sos followed by the options required for your desired operation.

./sos --option-1 --option-2 --option-3 ... --option-n

To list the available command options, use the --help long option or the -h short option.

./sos --help
./sos -h

Note:

You can specify some options in the conventional GNU/POSIX syntax, using -- for the long option and - for the short option.

For more information about the SoS tool, see Supportability and Serviceability (SoS) Tool.

Table 1. Backup Command Options

Command

Description

--backup

Creates a backup of the system configuration.

--switch-backup

Backs up the switch configuration.

--esx-backup

Backs up the ESXi configuration.

--sddc-manager-backup

Backs up the SDDC Manager configuration.

--cassandra-backup

Backs up the Cassandra configuration.

--zk-backup

Backs up the Zookeeper configuration.

--hms-backup

Backs up the HMS configuration.

--host-mgmt-backup

Backs up the Management Hosts.

Table 2. Backup Scheduling Options

Command

Description

--schedule-backup

Schedules periodic backup.

--frequency-hours

Sets backup interval in hours.

--delete-backup-schedule

Deletes existing scheduled backup.

--get-backup-schedule

Displays current backup schedule.

--get-all-backups

Gets most recent backup created by scheduler.

--delete-all-backup

Deletes all backups created by scheduler.