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VMware vSphere: Back up and Recover a Deployment

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Learn how to configure a vSphere backup and recovery solution using vSphere Data Protection, Replication, and snapshots.

Being able to configure a backup and recovery solution is a key skill for any VMware vSphere administrator. This course covers both the fundamental and advanced concepts of backups in vSphere. Rick Crisci focuses on vSphere Data Protection—a backup solution that comes bundled with vSphere—and vSphere Replication, which allows virtual machine data to be continuously copied to a recovery site. Viewers learn how to use snapshots to preserve the data and the state of a virtual machine at a specific point in time, and revert to that state if needed. Rick demonstrates best practices and practical techniques in an easily replicable lab environment you can set up on your home computer.


  • Welcome
  • Before you begin this course
1. vSphere Replication
  • Introduction to vSphere Replication (VR)
  • vSphere Replication compression methods
  • VMCA and vSphere Replication
  • Introduction to the lab environment
  • Deploying the virtual appliance
  • Initial configuration of the vSphere Replication server
  • Configuring vSphere Replication jobs
  • vSphere Replication failback
2. vSphere Data Protection
  • Introduction to vSphere Data Protection (VDP)
  • vSphere Data Protection capabilities
  • Installing vSphere Data Protection
  • Configuring vSphere Data Protection
  • Creating a vSphere Data Protection backup
3. Snapshots
  • vSphere snapshots
  • Delta files and committing changes
  • Taking snapshots
  • Deleting and consolidating snapshots
  • Next steps

Taught by

Rick Crisci


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