5. Backup virtual machines

5.1. Using the TSM client GUI

  1. Launch the TSM client GUI on the proxy machine.

  2. Choose [Actions] > [Backup VM]. The Backup Virtual Machine window is displayed.

  3. Expand the Virtual Machines item. This displays the ESX/ESXi hosts in the navigation pane. Expand or click on the ESX/ESXi hosts:

    Screenshot showing the TSM client GUI Backup Virtual Machine window.
    Figure 5. TSM client GUI Backup Virtual Machine window.
  4. Select virtual machines to backup. Choose Incremental Forever - Incremental from the dropdown at the top of the window and click Backup.

  5. The task list window displays the progress:

    Screenshot of the Backup Virtual Machine task list window.
    Figure 6. Backup Virtual Machine task list window.
  6. For detailed information, click Report:

    Backup Virtual Machine detailed report.
    Figure 7. Backup Virtual Machine detailed report.

5.2. Using the TSM command line

To back up all vitual machines specified in the DOMAIN.VMFULL option, start the TSM command line client and run:

tsm> backup vm -mode=IFincr

To back up a specific VM, run:

tsm> backup vm 'vmname' -mode=IFincr

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