Created on: Mar 11, 2009 12:50 PM by Dave Convery, VMware vExpert
Instead of installing backup agents in all of our guests and backing up over the LAN, we prefer to use VCB with our chosen backup provider in LAN-free mode.
VMware Consolidated Backup enables the LAN-free operation by providing access to the VMDKs and quiescing guest disk operations to provide a clean backup, but you still need backup software to read the mounted disk and back it up.
This document explains how to set up and use VCB with any backup software, including those that do not have an integration kit provided by VMware.
Thank you Dave