Application-Based Backup Process

The backup performs the following actions:

  1. During the VSA backup, the application-based workflow performs the following actions:

    1. Discovers virtual machines that are running an application that is protected by application-based backups.

    2. Pushes an application plug-in into the guest virtual machine.

      The application plug-in is installed with the first application-based backup and is used for any subsequent backups of the VM.

      For virtual machines running SQL Server to support SharePoint, application plug-ins for SQL Server are installed.

    3. Creates an application subclient automatically.

    4. Uses the application plug-in to initiate the application backup.