After you activate the VMware Aria Operations service for VMware Cloud Foundation, backing up the newly-added components ensures that you can keep your environment operational if data loss or failure occurs.
For validated data protection solutions, see VMware Cloud Foundation Validated Solutions.
You implement backups to prepare for:
A critical failure of a component
An upgrade of a component
You take the following backup types:
Scheduled backups, which ensure that at any given point in time, you can restore from a recent backup.
Manual backups before a system update, which ensure that, if the operation is unsuccessful, you can restore to a point in time immediately before the operation.
Manual backups after a recovery of a failed part of the system.
The Cloud Proxy appliances support data protection through the creation of consistent image-level backups, using backup software that is based on the vSphere Storage APIs - Data Protection (VADP).
Cloud Proxy appliance
Log in to your VADP-compatible backup solution by using a set of credentials with permissions to create backup jobs.
Create backup jobs by using these configurations.
Schedule the backups to run on a daily basis.
Retain each backup for a minimum of three days.