Backing up resource groups

A resource group is a collection of resources on a host or cluster. A backup operation on the resource group is performed on all resources defined in the resource group.

Before you begin

About this task

You can back up a resource group on demand from the Resources page. If a resource group has a policy attached and a schedule configured, then backups occur automatically according to the schedule.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the appropriate plug-in from the list.
  2. In the Resources page, select Resource Group from the View list.
    You can search the resource group either by entering the resource group name in the search box or by clicking , and then selecting the tag. You can then click to close the filter pane.
  3. In the Resource Groups page, select the resource group that you want to back up, and then click Back up Now.
  4. In the Backup page, perform the following steps:
    1. If you associated multiple policies with the resource group, from the Policy drop-down list, select the policy that you want to use for backup.
    2. Click Backup.
  5. Monitor the operation progress by clicking Monitor > Jobs.