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  • VCB proxy (VMware Consolidated Backup proxy)

    VCB proxy (VMware Consolidated Backup proxy) is the server that collects virtual machine (VM) backup data from VMware Consolidated Backup. 

  • VMware CTK file

    A VMware CTK file contains a list of all the changes made to a VMware virtual machine (VM) since it was last backed up. 

  • Changed Block Tracking (CBT)

    VMware Changed Block Tracking is an incremental backup technology for virtual machines (VMs), comparable to snapshot differential or backup delta block. 

About VMware Consolidated Backup

VMware Consolidated Backup, or VCB, is VMware's product for backing up virtual machines. Here you'll find technical tips on using VCB, including a tip on troubleshooting; script additions that can make the VCM stock scripts more flexible and useful for your infrastructure's backup needs; and configure ESX Server using iSCSI LUNS to be able to perform backups of virtual machines stored on a LUN.

Beyond the basics, you'll find articles that suggest alternatives to VCB if your business can't afford it, how to decide between using VCB or a SAN-based backup, how to configure Windows as a VCB proxy and more.