Editing VM Settings for VMware

For an existing VM, you can modify the options that affect your backups. You can override the VM group settings and change the settings for individual VMs in the VM group. Both VM and VM group backups will honor these settings specified at the VM level. If VM settings are not specified, then settings will be inherited from the associated VM group.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Virtualization.

    The Virtual machines page appears.

    The VM area displays summary information for any existing VMs.

  2. Click an existing VM.

  3. Click the Configuration tab.

  4. To edit settings, in the Settings area, click Edit.

    The Edit settings dialog box appears.

    Provide the following information:

    • Virtual machine backup type: Select the type of backup to perform:

      • File system and application consistent: Quiesces the file system and applications while performing the backup.

      • Crash-consistent: Takes a point-in-time snapshot of virtual machine data without quiescing.

  5. Click Save.

    The Settings area appears showing the backup type you selected.