Because of the unique disk layout of vCenter appliance, cold backup in LinuxBE is supported, however, bare metal recovery is not allowed.
Boot up LinuxBE and run backup task via GUI.
Overwriting recovery is allowed because of the following reasons, however, bare metal recovery is not allowed.
The reasons why bare metal recovery is not allowed.
With vCenter appliance, root partition normally resides in LVM configured disk. The other disks are LVM configured, however, the Partition Table is left unconfigured.
When restoring by using AIP, formatting is performed based on the information configured with Partition Table. However, since Partition Table is not configured, formatting cannot be performed and therefore restore process itself is not performed.
When bare metal recovery is performed, creating layout failed in error.
When vCenter appliance is not bootable, please use the following operating procedures to restore.
1) Deploy new appliance
2) Boot vCenter appliance on LinuxBE and perform overwrite restore
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