If an NSX Manager or a Global Manager appliance becomes inoperable, or if you want to restore your environment to a previous state, you can restore from a backup. While the appliance is inoperable, the data plane is not affected, but you cannot make configuration changes.
You can restore an NSX-T Data Center configuration back to the state that is captured in any of the backups.
When restoring a backup, you must restore to new appliances running the same version of NSX-T Data Center as the appliances that were backed up.
- Recurring: Recurring backups run based on a customizable schedule and ensure that you have up-to-date backups. You can also trigger a recurring backup for configuration changes.
When you set up recurring backups, the system backs up the inventory every five minutes. Inventory backups provide the latest inventory updates, such as the addition or removal of a Transport Node, to the restore.
Inventory backups do not get collected for Global Manager.
- Manual: You manually run the backup at any time.
Manual backups do not include inventory backups.