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3. How To Configure Backup Plans
Determine which are the machine(s) with data to be backed up
Ensure backup destination has sufficient free space
Plan and decide:
What to back up
: Entire machines, disk/volumes, files/folders, ESXi configuration?
Where to back up
: Cloud, Local, Network storage? Physical Data Shipping?
: Backup scheme
monthly, weekly, daily, hourly?
How long to keep
: Retention rule
By backup age, By number of copies?
: Enable replication? From where to where?
: Turn on AES encryption for backups?
: Email notification, Error handling, Pre/Post commands?