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SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere 5.0

Data protection workflow

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Use the SnapCenter vSphere 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 following workflow figure shows the sequence in which you must perform backup operations:

Backup operations workflow