The Abiquo VMware Snapshot plugin is a standalone plugin offering VMware snapshots as on-demand backups within the Abiquo UI Backup architecture.
The plugin supports vCenter and vCenter cluster hypervisors.
To configure the snapshot plugin:
Set the vmware.snapshot.keep property to define how many snapshots to keep (in date order). The default value is 2, which means that if you request a snapshot backup, the platform will keep the new snapshot and the previous snapshot.
Restart the Abiquo Tomcat servers for the changes to take effect.
To help users better understand the snapshot feature we recommend that you change some UI labels in the custom labels for your languages.
Suggested custom labels
For details of how to create custom language files, see Abiquo UI Client Language Configuration.
To configure the snapshots backup plugin
Enter the details of the vCenter
The vCenter endpoint supplied in the Backup manager must be exactly the same as the Manager IP of the Abiquo physical machine, even including the protocol.
For example, ''vcenter01.example.com'' will not match '' ''
To enable snapshots:
For details, see Configure backups for a datacenter