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From Simon Murphy <>
Subject VM Backup plug-in framework
Date Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:28:27 GMT

Can anyone tell me if there are plans to implement a more comprehensive mechanism to backup
data within guest VM's, or to provide a framework for backup vendors to plug into?

This is needed because:

  1.  The native volume snapshot functionality is slow and does not provide the required feature
set. (Incremental forever, Dedup, file level indexing, tape support etc)
  2.  Integrating 3rd party tools is painful and can only be done at the guest/hypervisor
layers which is outside of CCP. Restoring entire VM's is problematic and billing even more

What would be ideal is a plug-in framework that lets backup vendors integrate their software
with CS, so that CS aware backup and restore can be scheduled and exectued by end users.

Im hoping we are not the only people out there who are struggling with this!

Many thanks,
Simon Murphy
Solutions Architect

ViFX | Cloud Infrastructure
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