VM Subclient Strategy

Last post 11-03-2019, 8:47 PM by Anthony.Hodges. 1 replies.
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  • VM Subclient Strategy
    Posted: 10-18-2019, 10:20 PM

    Hi All,

    Looking for tips and strategies oh how you might configure your subclients for VM backups.  In the past, I've created and grouped VMs by Application environment.  In other cases, I've created subclients that may require a specific retention.  At the end of the day, it feels like I end up with so many subclients.  If you have any info, tips or strategies that might help, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks for your time!


  • Re: VM Subclient Strategy
    Posted: 11-03-2019, 8:47 PM

    In the end it subclients are a way to simplify managment and it depends what you are trying to manage. Sometimes grouping by Application is necessary when there is a need to allow application owners to modify their own subclients (e.g. they may need filter a disks).

    However for the most part, just create subclients based off the Retention (e.g. Gold/Silver/Bronze), best Primary Storage location for the subclient, Schedule Policy, and whether or the subclient requires Intellisnap.

    In a vCenter environment where there are many multiple cluster groups to backup, I like to simplify the structure by using a backupset for each host cluster group.  That way you reduce the number of subclients down even further.

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