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Overview of Backup and Restore options in vCenter Server 6.x (2149237)

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This article provides an overview of Backup and Restore options available for vCenter Server 6.x


vCenter Server 6.0

You can use vSphere Data Protection or a third-party product that is integrated with VMware vSphere Storage APIs - Data Protection to back up and restore a virtual machine (VM) that contains vCenter Server, vCenter Server Appliance, or a Platform Services Controller.

To backup and restore vCenter Server 6.0, see the Backing Up and Restoring a vCenter Server Environment section of the vSphere Installation and Setup Guide.  

For more information on:

vCenter Server 6.5 

vCenter Server 6.5 supports File-Based and Image-Based backups.

For more information on:
For related information on utilizing API's for performing a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 backup and restore see the:
Note:In some cases it may be required to reinstall vCenter Server pointing to the same database.  

For example, Changing the Windows Operating System for vCenter Server 6.x.

For more information, see Reinstalling/Migrating vCenter Server 6.x (2144536).


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