It is recommended that you schedule a backup right after you install NSX Manager.

1

Log in to the NSX Manager Virtual Appliance.

2

Under Appliance Management, click Backups & Restore.

3

To specify the backup location, click Change next to FTP Server Settings.

a

Type the IP address or host name of the backup system.

b

From the Transfer Protocol drop-down menu, select either SFTP or FTP, based on what the destination supports.

c

Edit the default port if required.

d

Type the user name and password required to login to the backup system.

e

In the Backup Directory field, type the absolute path where backups will be stored.

f

Type a text string in Filename Prefix.

This text is prepended to each backup filename for easy recognition on the backup system. For example, if you type ppdb, the resulting backup is named as ppdbHH_MM_SS_DayDDMonYYYY.

g

Type the pass phrase to secure the backup.

h

Click OK.

4

Required To specify schedule details, click Change next to Scheduling.

a

From the Backup Frequency drop-down menu, select Hourly, Daily, or Weekly. The Day of Week, Hour of Day, and Minute drop-down menus are disabled based on the selected frequency. For example, if you select Daily, the Day of Week drop-down menu is disabled as this field is not applicable to a daily frequency.

b

For a weekly backup, select the day of the week and hour that the data should be backed up.

c

Select the minute at which the backup should begin and click Schedule.