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Application-Aware Backups with Indexing Version 2

early release

You can perform application-aware backups for virtualization clients that use Indexing Version 2. The associated application plug-in can use Indexing Version 2 or Indexing Version 1.

  • If you perform an application-aware backup operation for an application that does not use Indexing Version 2, the backup operation uses Indexing Version 1 for the application backup. The operation does not upgrade the application plug-in to use Indexing Version 2.
  • If you perform an application-aware backup operation for an application that does use Indexing Version 2, the backup operation uses Indexing Version 2 for the application backup.

Changes in Application-Aware Backups with Indexing Version 2

When Indexing Version 2 is enabled for a virtualization client, application-aware backups operate differently:

  • When you perform an application-aware backup operation for a subclient under a virtualization client, the backup operation creates an instance, backup set, and subclient under each VM client, for all applications that are included in the application-aware backup operation for the VM.
  • The application-aware backup operation spawns child jobs for each VM (VSAAppAwareBackupWorkFlow) and for each application (Snap Backup).
  • Under each VM client, you can initiate an application-aware backup operation for the VM or for an application:
    • Right-click the backup set under the associated instance, point to All Tasks, and then click Backup All Subclients.
  • Under each VM client, you can initiate a restore operation:
    • To restore a VM or guest files, right-click the subclient under the Virtual Server instance, and then click Browse and Restore.
    • To restore data for an application, right-click the backup set under the application instance, point to All Tasks, and then click Browse and restore.

      Alternatively, you can right-click the subclient under an application instance, and then click Browse and Restore.

Last modified: 1/25/2019 10:16:40 PM