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In this section, you can specify a name for the backup job and enable/disable app-aware mode, change tracking, network acceleration, encryption, VM Verification, and other options. Proceed as described below
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Job Name

Enter a name for the backup job in the appropriate box.

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  1. Provide a location of the VMs to be booted:
    1. Target Container: Choose a target container (cluster, host, or resource pool) where VMs will be run using Flash VM Boot.
    2. Target Datastore: Choose a datastore that will host changes to the recovered VMs.
    3. Proxy transporterChoose a proxy Transporter from the list of available Transporters.

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      NAKIVO Backup & Replication will use a proxy Transporter in the following cases:
      • 1. The Transporter assigned to the Backup Repository cannot use iSCSI port 3260 because it is occupied by other services.
      • 2. iSCSI packages are missing on the Transporter assigned to the Backup Repository.


  2. Set verification options:
    1. Verify not more than x VMs simultaneously: Specify the maximum number of VMs that can be started on the target container simultaneously. 
    2. Recovery time objective: Specify the amount of time allocated for verification of each VM backup. If a VM OS does not start within the specified amount of time, verification will be considered failed.

    3. Screenshot delay: The amount of time that the product should wait after the guest OS start before making a screenshot.

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      The specified time must be sufficient to fully start the VM OS. Try increasing this amount if the default amount is insufficient.

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After choosing Boot verification, do the following in the dialog box that opens: 

  1. Provide a location of the VMs to be booted as described for the Screenshot verification option.

  2. Set verification options:

    1. Verify not more than x VMs simultaneously: Specify the maximum number of VMs that can be started on the target container simultaneously. 

    2. Recovery time objective: Specify the amount of time allocated for the verification of each VM backup. If a VM OS does not start within the specified amount of time, verification is considered failed.

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  • Create full backup: Specify how often full backups should be created. 
  • Full backup mode: Specify how the full backup should be created. You can choose one of the following options:
    • Synthetic Full: When this option is selected, NAKIVO Backup & Replication first performs an incremental backup (that is, transfers only the data that has changed since the last backup) and then transforms the available data into a full backup file. The benefits of this approach are:
      • The Synthetic Full backup is usually faster than the Active Full backup.
      • The load on the network is lower as less data is transferred.
      • The load on the source datastores running your production VMs is lower.
    • Active Full: When this option is selected, NAKIVO Backup & Replication reads all VM data from the source datastore and transfers it to the Backup Repository
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Pre and Post Actions

NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to enable certain actions before a backup job begins and after it has completed. You can choose to send job run reports, truncate Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server logs on specified VMs, enable file system indexing, and run local pre- and post- job scripts.
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Email Notifications

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  1. Select the Truncate SQL Server logs option.

  2. In the dialog box that opens, select the checkboxes next to the VMs running Microsoft SQL Server and then select credentials next to each VM. These credentials will be used to log in to the VMs that you have selected.

File System Indexing

When file system indexing is selected, an index of files and folders is created for every backup of your backup job. This allows you to search for files and folders inside the VMware VM backup using the Global Search feature.

To set up file system indexing, do the following:

  1. Select the File system indexing option.

  2. In the dialog box that opens, select the checkboxes next to the VMs that you want to enable this option for and then select credentials next to each VM. These credentials will be used to log in to the VMs that you have selected. Note that a user accessing the VM should have administrator privileges. 

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VMs must be powered on during backup for this feature to work correctly.

Pre-Job Script

To run a script before the product begins backing up VMs, do the following:

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In the Data Transfer section of the Options page, you can choose a transport mode, select a Transporter to be used for reading data from source VMs, specify a Transporter load, and configure bandwidth throttling.
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Transport Mode

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  1. For the Bandwidth throttling option, choose Enabled.

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    If bandwidth throttling is disabled for the current job, global bandwidth rules may still apply to your job. Refer to Bandwidth Throttling for details.


  2. Click the settings link that becomes available.
  3. The Job Bandwidth Rules dialog box opens, displaying the list of available rules. You have the following options:
    • Create a new bandwidth rule for your backup job:
      1. Click the Create New Rule button.
      2. The New Bandwidth Rule dialog box opens. Refer to the Bandwidth Throttling topic for details on creating a bandwidth rule.
      3. Click Save.
    • Activate an existing bandwidth rule for your job. Select the checkbox to the left of the required bandwidth rule. To deactivate a bandwidth rule for your job, deselect the corresponding checkbox.
    • Edit a bandwidth rule. Click the Edit link for a bandwidth rule and modify it in the Edit Bandwidth Rule dialog box that opens.
    • Disable a bandwidth rule. Click the Disable link. The bandwidth rule is disabled for all jobs.
    • Remove a bandwidth rule. Click the Remove link and then click Delete to confirm your operation.
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Completing the New Backup Job Wizard for VMware

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VMware Backup Job Options: Job Name. App-aware Mode. Change Tracking. Encryption. VM Verification. Log Truncation. Transport Mode. Transporters.
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On the Options page of the Backup Job Wizard for VMware, set up the job options: job name, app-aware mode, change tracking, encryption, VM verification, pre and post job actions, and data transfer options.