Host Pool Backup

Host Pool Backup

Nerdio Manager allows you to enable automatic Azure backup of pooled and personal host pools.

To configure host pool backups:

  1. Locate the host pool you wish to work with.
  2. From the action menu, select PropertiesBackup.

  3. Enter the following information:

    • Enable backup: Toggle this option on.

    • Disable backups on VMs protected by NME: Select this option to .stop all VM backups which were created by Nerdio Manager. If not selected, existing protected items are not affected.

    • Vault: Create a new vault, or select an existing vault, to contain the backups for this host pool.

      Note: The vault must be in the same region as the VMs. Backup for VMs that are not in the same region as the vault are skipped.

    • Policy: Create a new backup policy, or select an existing backup policy, for this host pool.

      Note: The backup policy dictates the frequency and retention of backups. The higher the frequency, and the longer the retention, results in higher costs.

    • Backup schedule: Enter the following schedule information:

      • Frequency: From the drop-down list, select the frequency.

      • Time and Timezone: From the drop-down lists, select the time and timezone to run the backup.

      • Days: For weekly backups, select the day(s) to run the backup.

    • Retention range: Enter the following retention information:

      • Instant recovery snapshots retention days: Type the number of days to retain the instant recovery snapshots.

      • Retention of daily/weekly backup point: Type the number of days/weeks to retain the daily backup point.

      • Retention of weekly backup point: For daily backups, from the drop-down list, select the day(s) to retain a weekly backup point. In addition, specify the number of weeks.

      • Retention of monthly backup point: Select this option to retain a monthly backup point.

        • Configure the monthly backup point, as desired.

      • Retention of yearly backup point: Select this option to retain a yearly backup point.
        • Configure the yearly backup point, as desired.

  4. Once you have entered all the desired information, select Save or Save & close.

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