You configure file-based daily backups of the vCenter Server instances by using the virtual appliance management interface (VAMI) of each vCenter Server instance.

Procedure

  1. In a web browser, log in to vCenter Server using the Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI).
  2. In the left navigation pane, click Backup.
  3. In the Backup schedule pane, click Configure.
  4. In the Create backup schedule dialog box, enter these values and click Create.

    Setting

    Value

    Backup location

    Enter the backup location from SFTP server.

    For example: sftp://172.16.11.60/backups/

    Backup server credentials

    User name

    A service account with privileges to the SFTP server.

    For example: svc-vcf-bck.

    Password

    Enter the password for the username provided.

    Schedule

    Daily 11:00 PM

    Encrypt backup

    Encryption password

    encryption_password

    Confirm password

    encryption_password

    DB health check

    Selected

    Number of backups to retain

    Retain last 7 backups

    Data

    Stats, events, and tasks

    Selected

    Inventory and configuration

    Selected

    The backup schedule information appears in the Backup schedule pane.

  5. Repeat the procedure for the other vCenter Server instances.

Results

Any complete and in-progress backup appears in the Activity pane.