This feature is available in private cloud datacenters
Abiquo offers optional backup plugins that support popular backup systems such as Veeam and Networker. For information about configuring these plugins, see Abiquo Backup Plugins. After the plugins are configured, you can manage Abiquo backups in Infrastructure view on the Backup policies tab.
To work with a backup system in Abiquo, first create a Backup manager to define the connection to the backup system.
Abiquo does not validate the connection details. A connection will be made to the backup system when a user requests a backup operation.
|Name||Name to identify backup manager|
|Type||Select the backup plugin type. After you save the backup manager, you cannot edit this attribute|
This is the URL for connecting to the backup system API. Tip: When adding a Veeam backup manager, don't forget to add the slash "/" at the end of the URL
Veeam example: http://veeam.host.domain:9399/api/
User for the backup system.
For Networker, the "Restore a VM when it is not allocated" option requires credentials to connect to vCenter. Enter the Networker user, then add the separator character (configurable with default '#'), and then the vCenter user.
Password for the backup system.
For Networker, the "Restore a VM when it is not allocated" option requires credentials to connect to vCenter. Enter the Networker password, then add the separator character (configurable with default '#'), and then the vCenter password.
When editing the backup manager, you can modify all values except the backup type. If you change the backup manager, future requests to the backup system will use the new values.
To enable users to configure VM backups in a datacenter, go to the Infrastructure tab and open the datacenter and go to the Backup policies tab.
To configure the backup properties, click the Edit properties button. The backup properties are described in the following table.
|Enable multiple restore||Allow users to restore a backup more than once. If enabled, when the backup status is failed or success, the Restore link in the UI will activate again.|
|Enable multiple backup policies||Allow users to select more than one backup policy for a VM|
|Enable update when deployed||Allow users to change backup policies and backup details when a VM is deployed|
|Enable backup now||Display a Backup now button on the Backup tab that will enable users to request an immediate manual backup. |
The Abiquo Networker backup integration supports this option
To create a new backup policy, click the Add + button and enter the details as described below.
Example backup configuration of Complete backup
|Name||Name of the backup policy that users can select|
The Code that identifies the policy and that must be unique in the datacenter. Abiquo may use the Code attribute to match policies that the administrator already created in the backup system
|Description||Description of the backup policy to help users identify it|
After you enter the General info, select the backup type:
For each backup type, the Cloud Admin can choose how to set the values:
|Fixed||The value is set by the Cloud Admin as part of the backup policy|
|Don't apply||The value is set by the backup system|
|Define in VM||The user must set the value and will require the appropriate privileges|
Backup at a defined date and time. Date format is yyy/MM/dd HH:mm:ss +0000.
The Veeam backup integration does not support this option
Backup every day at a defined time. Time format is HH:mm:ss +0000
A backup every month at the defined time. When the user enters a time it is in the format HH:mm:ss, and the user must select the UTC offset. This option is designed to enable the system administrator to define the monthly backup day in the backup integration.
A backup at an interval of hours. Enter an integer less than 24.
A backup every week on defined days at a defined time. When the user enters a value, the format is HH:mm:ss, and the user must select the UTC offset.
In addition to Complete backup policies, the platform also supports Snapshot and Filesystem backup policies if the backup integration supports them.