You can back up and recover the vCloud Availability for vCloud Director solution by using a combination of the vSphere API for Data Protection (VADP) compatible backup solution at VM level and database level backups.

The following table provides information about the backup strategy for each component of the vCloud Availability for vCloud Director solution.

Table 1. Backup Strategy for vCloud Availability for vCloud Director Components.

Component name

Back up Strategy

vSphere Replication Management Server

Combine VM level backups with external database backups.

vSphere Replication Cloud Service

Run stateless backups on the VM level.

vSphere Replication Server

Run VM level backups.

Cloud Proxy

Run stateless VM level backups.

Platform Services Controller (PSC)

Run VM level backups. For more information on how to back up and restore the Platform Services Controller, see the vSphere Installation and Setup guide.

vRealize Orchestrator Appliance

Combine VM level backups with external database backups.

RabbitMQ Server

Run stateless VM level backups.

Cassandra Server

Run VM level backups.