12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2013 8:36 AM by ktenzer RSS

snapcreator 3.6.0c and vcloud vdc

FLORIAN.MEIER Sprinter
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hi guys

 

is it possible to snap my hole vcloud architecture into one snapshot vapp consistent? at this moment i can only create policies based on orgs, org-vcds and vapps. i would like to snap my hole vcloud system. an idea is to snap the provider-vcds (because my vcloud director has only two nfs drives) but i cant find a option like this...

 

an other question: is it possible to restore a vapp snap to another destination then the orginal vapp container in vcloud?

 

thank you very much for help

 

kind regards

flo

  • Re: snapcreator 3.6.0c and vcloud vdc
    FLORIAN.MEIER Sprinter
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    hello? is there no community for snapcreator?

    • Re: snapcreator 3.6.0c and vcloud vdc
      ktenzer NetApp Employee NASCAR racer
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      Sorry for late response, it is better to post in the general discussions area under SC community. This area isnt as well followed, hence the late reply.

       

      Currently the granularity layer for vCD backup and recovery is orgs or individual vApps. There is no option to backup entire vCD environment. You can certainly build a backup configuration which has all orgs and vApps in it but I would advise against this. The more you backup at once, the more complex the backup becomes and thus more prone to failure but that is just my opinion. I certainly recommend backing up smaller units.

       

      It is also not possible to restore a vApp to another destination. SC focuses on backup and recovery and restores back to existing container (certainly in future this could be option, just not today). In addition there is limitation today that SC cant restore a deleted vApp or VM. So if you delete VM or vApp from container or move it, the old backups you have cant be restored. This is because we are not tracking the meta data in vCD, we are working on this for future release but just want to make sure you have all the info in order to make a proper decision

       

      Hope this helps

       

      Keith

  • Re: snapcreator 3.6.0c and vcloud vdc
    lacherejc Sprinter
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    Hello,

     

    Have you got updated informations regarding metadata of Vcloud in snapcreator ? and the restore of vapps or vm ?

     

    Thanks

     

    JC

    • Re: snapcreator 3.6.0c and vcloud vdc
      ktenzer NetApp Employee NASCAR racer
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      We have recently changed our strategy a bit regarding vcloud director support in Snap Creator. We will continue to support functionality we have but since vCloud director is as we know it going away we are not going to invest further at this time in SC vCD plugin. We are going to wait and see where the vCloud and vApp functionality ends up. Unfortunately we realize this is painful for those using vCD and I really had hoped to improve our integration and support backing up the metadata of vCD but right now that is not realistic given the change in direction form vmware.

       

      Regards,

       

      Keith

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