For details of how to configure the backup plugins, see Abiquo Backup Plugins. Each backup plugin is a separate module that requires its own license.
|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 9.5u4 example: http://veeam.host.domain:9399/api/
User for the backup system.
For Networker, enter the Networker user, then add the separator character (configurable with default '#'), and then the vCenter user.
Password for the backup system.
For Networker, enter the Networker password, then add the separator character (configurable with default '#'), and then the vCenter password.
Note: For networker vCenter credentials are mandatory. Networker uses the credentials for the "Restore a VM when it is not allocated" option
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.
|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.|
To create a new backup policy:
|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:
Example backup configuration of Complete backup
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.
For each field in the 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|
After you create a policy, you must allow the tenants to use the policy for their VMs:
How to configure backup plugins in the platform: Abiquo Backup Plugins
For administrators, the Backup feature will create the events described under Events Table#Backup_policy