Virtual machine Backups
It is very important to have backups of your virtual machines.
With the Cloud-Bricks backup system you can backup specific files
or directories for one or more virtual disks. This system can't
make a copy of an entire virtual machine to see that review the Cloning or Snapshots manuals.
A backup can be run manually or automatically at scheduled times.
Go to Virtual Machines on the left menu, then choose the
virtual machine and click on the Backup copy option.
Scheduling automatic backupsIn the configuration window backups you can choose how and when to run the backup task.
Once changes have been saved, it is possible to manually run the backup.Directory backups are stored in .ISO format, and will be available for download or use in a virtual machine.
Add a file or directory to scheduled backupWhen we are scheduling automatic backups, when clicking on the button Add path... you should choose the hard disk that contains the data to backup (See screenshot section Scheduling automatic backups).
Mount .ISO to a virtual machine
The backups are stored in .ISO format, and will be available for
download or mount them on a virtual machine.
Download backup as .ISO
You can also download an .ISO backup file on your personal
computer to review the files in it.
Windows mount .ISO
In Windows 7 and up, simply download the .iso file in any
directory, right click on it and left click the "Mount option".
Linux mount .ISO
#mount -o loop backup.iso /mnt/disk
Mac mount .ISO
Mac systems simply download the .iso file in any directory, right click on it and use the Open with> DiskManagerMounter
There are three status of a backup, this status can be displayed within the virtual machine options, click the Backup button. Or I entered the left menu to Storage> Backup System. The three status are:
• Configuration backups
• Scheduling automatic backups
• Mount .ISO to a virtual machine
• Download backup as .ISO
• Windows mount .ISO
• Linux mount .ISO
• Mac mount .ISO
• Backups status