You can set a data protection policy directly on your vApps as long as the virtual data center in which the vApp resides is configured for data protection. Configuring data protection for a vApp overrides any data protection policies set at the virtual data center level.

Verify that you have a subscription to the Data Protection Service.

Verify that you have end user or virtual infrastructure administrator privileges.

1

If necessary, set the virtual data center containing the vApps to self-service mode:

a

From the VDCs protected page, selected the virtual data center that contains the vApps.

b

From the Actions menu, choose Switch to Self Service.

A confirmation messages appears confirming the virtual data center for which you are setting Self Service mode.

c

Click Switch to Self Service.

The list of virtual data centers refreshes.

2

Click vAPPs protected.

3

Select the vApp for which you want to configure a data protection policy.

4

Click Enable from the top menu bar.

The Enable Data Protection dialog box appears.

5

In the Data Protection Frequency field, enter the number of days that you want the vApp to be protected. Maximum 365 days – no minimum.

6

In the Backup Window Start field, select a time window from the drop-down list.

The Backup Window Start value configures when the backup process should start. The value indicates the beginning of a 2 hour window during which the backup will run. Running backups by using a window prevents all your backups from running simultaneously and causing excessive system load. The backup process completes during that 2 hour window.

7

Click Enable Data Protection.

A confirmation message appears indicating that you successfully configured the data protection policy for the vApp.