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Manage backup proxy pool

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Change backup proxy pool for a backup proxy

After changing the backup proxy pool, all the new backup requests triggered by the virtual machines are sent to the new backup proxy pool. However, the old backup proxy handles any requests triggered by the virtual machines before changing the pool.

You might want to move backup proxy to a different pool based on the following reasons:

  • You want to scale up and thus move the backup proxy to a different backup proxy pool.
  • You want to delete the backup proxy pool.

Considerations

  • You cannot move a backup proxy to the backup proxy pool of a different data center.

Note: This is not valid for standalone ESXi.

  • For existing pools, the backup proxy pool will leverage the data center of the associated backup proxy.
    If you have more than one proxies that belong to a different data center, the UI displays the value, “multiple”, in the Data Center field. When you select a backup proxy to change the pool, you can only move it to the pool of the same data center to which the backup proxy originally belonged.

Note: You cannot change the backup proxy pool of backup proxy that belongs to different data centers. 

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console
  2. Under Product & Services > Phoenix, click VMware.
  3. Select your organization.
  4. The All vCenters.ESXi Hosts page appears that lists all the registered vCenter/hypervisors. 
  5. You can either select the registered vCenter/hypervisors from the list or select it from the vCenter/ESXi host list in the left navigation pane. 
  6. In the left pane, click Backup Proxies
  7. To move backup proxies from different pools to a common pool, select the backup proxy(s) you want to move to a different pool. 
    • Click the more options button and click Change Proxy Pool.
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  8. To move backup proxies from the same pool, click on the Backup Proxy Pools tab. 
    1. Click on the backup proxy pool.
    2. Select the backup proxy(s) and click the more options button and click Change Proxy Pool.
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  9. Select the desired backup proxy pool from the list and click Save.
  10. Only the backup proxy pools configured for the same data center are listed.
  11. You can also create a new backup proxy pool. See, Create a new backup proxy pool
  12. A confirmation dialog box appears.
  13. Click OK to change the backup proxy pool.

To edit a backup proxy pool

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console
  2. Under Product & Services > Phoenix, click VMware.
  3. Select your organization.
  4. The All vCenters.ESXi Hosts page appears that lists all the registered vCenter/hypervisors. 
  5. You can either select the registered vCenter/hypervisors from the list or select it from the vCenter/ESXi host list in the left navigation pane. 
  6. In the left pane, click Backup Proxies
  7. Click on the Backup Proxy Pools tab.
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  8. Click the pool you want to edit. 
  9. Click Edit.
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  10. In the Edit Backup Proxy Pool dialog, you can edit the name, country, and time zone.
  11. Click Save.

Delete a backup proxy pool 

Before deleting a backup proxy pool, you must move the backup proxies under this backup proxy pool to other pools.

Considerations

  • You cannot delete the default proxy pool.

  • If you do not move the backup proxies under the backup proxy pool that is deleted, all the backup proxies are automatically deleted.

Procedure 

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console
  2. Under Product & Services > Phoenix, click VMware.
  3. Select your organization.
  4. The All vCenters.ESXi Hosts page appears that lists all the registered vCenter/hypervisors. 
  5. You can either select the registered vCenter/hypervisors from the list or select it from the vCenter/ESXi host list in the left navigation pane. 
  6. In the left pane, click Backup Proxies
  7. Click on the Backup Proxy Pools tab. 
  8. Select the pool you want to delete.
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  9. Click Delete. A confirmation dialog box appears.
  10. Read the message carefully and click Yes to delete the backup proxy pool.

 

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