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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: Druva Phoenix retains the latest snapshot/RP on disabled virtual machines and the rest are compacted according to the retention policy.

Prerequisites

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

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click the drop-down next to All Organizations and select the Organization.
  3. On the menu bar, click Protect > Hyper-V.
  4. In the left navigation pane, click Configured VMs.
  5. Search and select the virtual machines on the Configured VMs page for which you want to disable backups.

    Note: You can apply filters based on VM name, Host, or Admin Group.

  6. Click more options and then click Disable Backup
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    A confirmation dialog box appears.
  7. 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. Druva Phoenix starts backups immediately on virtual machines for which backups are enabled.

Prerequisites 

Backups for virtual machines must be in disabled state.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. On the menu bar, click the drop-down next to All Organizations and select the Organization.
  3. On the menu bar, click Protect > Hyper-V.
  4. In the left navigation pane, click Configured VMs.
  5. Search and select the virtual machines on the Configured VMs page for which you want to enable backups.
  6. Click more options and then click Enable Backup.
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    A confirmation dialog box appears.
  7. 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.

 

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