By default, backups of SDDC Manager and NSX Manager are stored in the SDDC Manager appliance. Change the destination of the backups to an external SFTP server.
- In the navigation pane, click .
- On the Backup page, click the Site Settings tab and then click Register External.
- On the Backup page, enter the settings and click Save.
To obtain the SSH Fingerprint of the target system to verify, connect to the SDDC Manager Appliance over ssh and run the following command:
ssh-keygen -lf <(ssh-keyscan -p 22 -t rsa sftp_server_fqdn 2> /dev/null) | cut -d' ' -f2
Host FQDN or IP
The FQDN or IP Address of the SFTP server.
A service account with privileges to the SFTP server.
For example: svc-vcf-bck.
The password for the username provided.
The directory on the SFTP server where backups are saved.
For example: /backups/.
The SSH Fingerprint is automatically retreived from the SFTP server, verify the SSH Fingerprint.
The encryption passphrase used to encrypt the backup data.Note:
The encryption passphrase should be stored safely as it is required during the restore process.
- In the Confirm your changes to backup settings dialog box, click Confirm.