vSphere Bitfusion servers have a distributed database, which includes the configuration, connectivity, health state, and history data of the vSphere Bitfusion cluster.

Back Up a vSphere Bitfusion Cluster

You can save a snapshot of your vSphere Bitfusion database and download a backup copy to a local machine.

Prerequisites

Verify that your cluster is in a healthy state and all vSphere Bitfusion servers are reachable.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu (vSphere Client menu icon) > Bitfusion.
  2. On the Settings tab, click Backup/Restore.
  3. Click New Backup, enter a backup name, and click Take Backup.
    The backup is listed in the table.
  4. Select the backup and click Download.
  5. (Optional) Select a location for the backup file on your local machine.

Restore a vSphere Bitfusion Cluster

You can recover your vSphere Bitfusion cluster from a failure or unhealthy state, and use a backup file to restore the database.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have a backup of your vSphere Bitfusion environment.
  • Verify that your vSphere Bitfusion cluster has one vSphere Bitfusion server in a healthy state.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Client, select Menu (vSphere Client menu icon) > Bitfusion.
  2. On the Settings tab, click Backup/Restore.
  3. Restore the cluster.
    1. Click Restore From Download.
    2. Select a backup file.
    3. Click Restore From Backup.

Results

The restore operation might need several minutes to complete. During the process, a Restore in progress notification is displayed in the Backup/Restore pane.

What to do next

After the operation is completed and the vSphere Bitfusion plug-in is registered again with vCenter Server, click the refresh icon ( vSphere Client refresh icon) to update all data in the current vSphere Client view.