Data protection workflow

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Use the SnapCenter vSphere web client to perform data protection operations for VMs, VMDKs, and datastores. All backup operations are performed on resource groups, which can contain any combination of one or more VMs and datastores. You can back up on demand or according to a defined protection schedule.

When you back up a datastore, you are backing up all the VMs in that datastore.

Backup and restore operations cannot be performed simultaneously on the same resource group.

You should review the information on what the SnapCenter VMware plug-in does and does not support.
Deployment planning and requirements

In MetroCluster configurations:

The workflow in the following figure shows the sequence in which you must perform the backup operations:

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