When you configure a backup for your VM, the platform will display the backup symbol in the lower right-hand corner of the VM icon.
In some environments the backup system may support restore for VMs that were previously deployed and are now undeployed. If you delete the VM, you cannot access the backup system through the platform.
The platform will request an immediate backup of the VM.
To select disks for a complete backup, do these steps:
Some backup systems will ignore your disk selection and create a backup of all disks. Check your cloud provider's documentation for more information
The administrator can set the Date and Time in the backup policy or they can require the user to set the Date and Time.
To enter backup Dates and Times requires the privilege to Manage virtual machine backup schedule, and you must configure the exact date and time of a backup.
Abiquo uses ISO 8601 and datacenter owners should inform users of the time standard used in the datacenter
Time zones in ISO 8601 are represented as local time (with the location unspecified), as UTC, or as an offset from UTC
Screenshot: The administrator has configured backup schedule
Screenshot: The user must configure the backup schedule
The results shown may vary depending on your datacenter's backup system. Backups with a status of "done" or "completed" will have a Restore link enabled in the Action column.
To restore a VM backup:
To display the details of the restore, click on the backup in the Backups list. After the restore is completed, the status is displayed, for example, "done" or "failed".
After you restore a backup, the VM disks are under the control of the backup system, not the platform. So when you undeploy after restoring a VM, the platform will display a warning popup and delete and remove the VM's disks.
If your environment allows, you may request that a backup be restored more than once. If the Restore requests Status is success or failed, Abiquo will reactivate the Restore link and you can click the Restore link to request a new restore of the same backup.
To display VM backup events:
This page will display events from backup integrations.
To view the details of an event, click on the event.