Configuring VSS tools using the manual method
For Windows Server® 2003 VMs, the vRanger VSS Tools must be manually deployed to the target VM, using the following procedures.
The default is C:\Program Files\Quest\vRanger\Client\VSS\VSSfor2k3.
For 64-bit (x64) machines, choose:
vcredist_x64.exe (Microsoft C++ Redistributable)
For 32-bit (x86) machines, choose:
For 64-bit operating system, copy vzshadow_x64.exe.
For 32-bit operating system, copy vzshadow_x86.exe.
The following shows a sample batch file:
where x equals the drive that hosts the application — if there are multiple volumes on this VM, list all volumes, separated by colon and space (: ), as in:
When using vRanger with Quest Recovery Manager for Exchange 5.1 or later, use the following text for your batch file. This text creates an XML file that Recovery Manager for Exchange uses to identify vRanger savepoints with Exchange databases.
where X equals the drive that hosts the Exchange Server; if there are multiple volumes on this VM, list all volumes, separated by colon and a space (: ), as in:
When VSS is triggered by VMware tools, the pre-freeze script runs vzShadow.exe.
Configuring a backup job
> Configuring a backup job
vRanger uses a wizard to guide you through the process of creating a backup job. Each page of the wizard is explained in more detail in the topics that follow.
To configure a backup job, complete the following tasks:
Starting the Backup Wizard
The first step to creating a vRanger backup job is to select the inventory node — physical server, VMware® vCenter™, host, backup group, and so on — that you want to back up. After selecting the node, you may start the Backup Wizard as described in the following procedures.
You may also create a custom grouping consisting of multiple physical servers or of existing objects from multiple hosts or vCenters. For more information, see Adding a custom backup group. Backup groups are treated the same as any other inventory node when it comes to creating backup jobs.
To select an inventory node, complete one of the following procedures:
Selecting a node in the My Inventory view
When working in the My Inventory view, starting the Backup Wizard creates a job to back up the selected inventory node or backup group. If a node s not selected, the Add icon on the toolbar is disabled.
|In the My Inventory
view, click the appropriate tab, VMware, Hyper-V, Physical, or vCloud, and then select the preferred node to select the object or backup group.
The Backup Wizard starts.
|In the Job Name
field, enter a name for the backup job.