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Barracuda Backup

How can I configure the Barracuda Backup Service to protect a VMWare Server and Guests?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 5 years ago

Solution #00005925

 

Scope:

This article applies to Barracuda Backup firmware version 4.2 and the VMware license which includes access to vSphere Data Recovery API.


Answer:

The Barracuda Backup Service utilizes the vSphere Data Recovery API to backup and restore the VMware Host configuration as well as VMware guests. VMware host backup provides a comprehensive disaster recovery option for virtual machines and provides the ability to recover virtual machines to any VMware host accessible by the Barracuda Backup Server.



Configuring the Data Source


Use the following steps to add a computer and configure the data source through the Barracuda Backup Service:

  1. Log into the Barracuda Backup Service as the administrator, and go to the BACKUP > Sources page.
  2. Click Add Computer, and complete the details for the data source:
    1. Enable Backups – Turn on to enable backups for the VMware host
    2. Computer Description – Enter a name to identify the host (ESX, ESXi, vCenter) field
    3. Computer Name – Enter the name or IP address of the VMware host on the network
    4. Computer Type – Select VMware from the drop-down menu
    5. Username/Password – Enter the credentials to access the VMware host
  3. Click Test Credentials to verify the Barracuda Backup Server can communicate with the VMware host.
  4. Click Save to save the configuration for the new data source; the VMware host data source is detected and added automatically.
  5. In the Add Data Source page, select the virtual machines you wish to backup:
    • Click Select All Items to back up all data recognized by the VMware host
      or
    • Click Select Specific Items and expand the tree to view the virtual machines available for backup on the VMware host; turn on those virtual machines you wish to back up
  1. Click Save to save the configuration for the data source.

The VMware data source displays in the Data Sources page.



Modifying the Data Source


Use the following steps to modify the VMware data source:

  1. Log into the Barracuda Backup Service as the administrator, and go to the BACKUP > Sources page.
  2. To the right of the VMware data source name, click Edit.
  3. Make the desired changes, and click Save.

Link to this page:
http://www.barracudanetworks.com/kb?id=50160000000Iix6