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VMware vCloud® Architecture Toolkit (vCAT): Technical and Operational Guidance for Cloud Success by VMware vCAT Team

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Appendix J. Business Continuity

Backing up and restoring the entire vCloud infrastructure involves coordinating numerous components. Consider what is necessary to recover from a service disruption. What components are most critical and complex to restore? What types of failures would be the most catastrophic? The biggest threat to data loss is not hardware failure, but people accidentally deleting or incorrectly configuring their vApps.

vApp Backup/Restore

Currently, most backup products lack integration with vCloud Director. Without visibility into the vApp metadata stored in the vCloud Director database, recovery involves manual steps to restore data and re-establish configuration attributes. Some of the configuration attributes include the ...

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