The vCenter Server backup and restore feature supports a number of plug-in communication protocols.

Choose one of these protocols as the backup location type when you invoke the operation.

  • FTP
  • FTPS
  • SCP
  • HTTP
  • NFS
  • SMB

The value PATH for the location type field indicates a locally mounted volume.

Note: If you specify the SCP protocol, you must specify an absolute path as the value of the location type field when you create the backup job.