Today I was asked to set some of backups of vCenter.
My pre-reqs (Windows Fileserver)
- Network Path (mine being \\MS1-FS1\vcenterbackup)
- Service Account of vcenterbackup
Open up the VAMI of your vCenter <<vcenter name/ip>>:5480
Log in as root
Make sure your Username doesn’t include your domain (In my case it was ms1/vcenterbackup) as error is listed as Failed to mount the remote storage
In my example here, im scheduling a daily backup at 11:59 PM every night, and backups will be retained for 7 days.
Click on Create and you should see your new config
Click on BACKUP NOW
Tick the Use backup location and user name from backup schedule
You should see a backup starting.
That concludes the setup of backups using SMB in vCenter 7.0!