Creating a full backup of VMware resources
Follow these steps to create a full backup of a VMware vCenter server, an ESX server, or a virtual machine.
If your virtual machines are configured with hardware version 7, you can create an incremental or a differential backup job by using a policy.
See Creating an incremental or a differential backup of VMware resources.
To create a full backup of VMware resources
On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Backup.
In the Properties pane, under Source, click .
Select one of the following:
In the Properties pane, under Settings, click .
Select the appropriate options.
See VMware backup options.
To change the setting for granular recovery for VSS-aware applications that are installed on virtual machines, click .
See Virtual Machine Application Granular Recovery Technology Settings.
Start the backup job or select other backup options from the Properties pane.