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Enable or Disable Backup on Virtual Machines

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This topic provides information on how you can enable and disable backup on virtual machines configured for backup.

Click on the appropriate action that you want to do on a virtual machine,

Disable backup on virtual machines

By default, backup on a virtual machine is enabled, when the virtual machine is configured for backup. You can disable backup on a virtual machine at any point of time based on your requirement.

After disabling backups on the virtual machine, backups are suspended. Virtual machine is backed up only after you enable the backup on the virtual machine again.

Note: Phoenix retains the data on disabled virtual machines.

Prerequisites

Virtual machine must be configured for backup. For more information, see Configure Virtual Machines for Backup.

Procedure

  1. On the Phoenix Management Console menu bar, click All Organizations, and then select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  2. On the Phoenix Management Console menu bar, click VMs > Hyper-V
  3. Under Configured Virtual Machines tab, search and select the virtual machines for which you want to disable backups.
  4. Click Disable Backup. A confirmation dialog box appears.
  5. Click Yes to disable backups of selected virtual machines.

Backup on selected virtual machines is disabled. The Backup Enabled column displays the current status as Disabled for all the virtual machines for which backup is disabled.

Enable backup on virtual machines

You can enable backups on virtual machines, on which you had earlier disabled backups. Phoenix starts backups immediately on virtual machines for which backus are enabled.

Prerequisites 

Backups for virtual machines must be in disabled state.

Procedure

  1. On the Phoenix Management Console menu bar, click All Organizations, and then select the required organization from the drop-down list.
  2. On the Phoenix Management Console menu bar, click VMs > Hyper-V
  3. Under Configured Virtual Machines tab, search and select the virtual machines for which backup is currently disabled.
  4. Click Enable Backup. A confirmation dialog box appears.
  5. Click Yes to enable backups of selected virtual machines.

Backup on selected virtual machines is enabled. The Backup Enabled column displays the current status as Enabled for all the virtual machines for which backup is enabled.