Backing up VMware host servers and guest OSes Definitions

  • B

    bubble network

    A bubble network is a series of interconnected virtual machines (VMs) that communicate through a virtual network switch (vSwitch) and remain isolated from the physical network.

  • C

    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.

  • V

    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.

  • virtual machine replication

    Virtual machine replication is a process used by information technology (IT) professionals to create backup versions of virtual machines (VMs) The backup can be kept and used to restore the machine in the event that its data is corrupted or lost.

  • 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.

  • VMware snapshot

    A VMware snapshot is a copy of the virtual machine's disk file (VMDK) at a given point in time.

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