Renaming backups

You can rename backups if you want to provide a better name to improve searchability.


  1. In the VMware vSphere web client GUI, click in the toolbar, and then select VMs and Templates from the drop-down list.
  2. In the left Navigator pane, select a VM for which you want to rename a backup, then select the Related Objects tab (or More Objects in vCenter 6.5), and then select the Backups tab.
  3. Select the backup that you want to rename and click Rename.
  4. On the Rename Backup dialog box, enter the new name, and click OK.
    Do not use the following special characters in VM, datastore, policy, backup, or resource group names:

    % & * $ # @ ! \ / : * ? " < > - | ; ' , . An underscore character (_) is allowed.