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This is a very useful feature when its working with changes.This is the easiest way to restore our vCenter.

As a destination backup media we need to have http,https,ftp or ftps server. Since I had windows server. Just I add web roles with ffp feature sfrom server manager.

Once I completed that process. I have to do the following configuration on windows server.

Open Internet information service manager

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Select Sites and > Select Add FTP sites from right pane > give a path to ftp site

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Select No SSL, Select Start FTP site automatically and click on next

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Select both Anonymous and basic authentication, Select Allow access to al users, Select Read & Write permission and click on next

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Check the ftp site from one of my client.(First I just accessed the site and create a backup folder inside that)

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Open vCenter VAMi page using port 5480> Select Backup > Click on Backup now

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Assign the backup path with protocol(here its ftp)

Provide credential

Click on start

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Backup is running now

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We can schedule this backup also.To do this , click on configure

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Provide the same details , what we have provided earlier. Other than that we need to give the backup schedule and retention period

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How to restore this backup .

To restore this backup , we need to have vCenter installation media

Go to the win32 folder and open installer.exe

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Click on Restore

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Click on next

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Click on Next

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Give the backup path and credential

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Go inside and select the folder

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Click on next

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Give ESXi server name to deploy new virtual appliance, After that next few steps are same as deploying new appliance in the enviorement

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Click on continue

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Click on Next

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Click on Next

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If you have already running the Vcenter with same ip or dns , need to shut down and continue

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