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Implement and configure AWS Backup for VMware Cloud on AWS VM workloads

In our previous post we saw the design of the AWS Backup on VMC. In this post we’re going through the implementation steps As per the design and best practice, we are going to use the ENI for the Backup traffic CREATE A VPC ENDPOINT  TO CREATE AN INTERFACE ENDPOINT FOR AN AWS SERVICE 1. Open the Amazon VPC console at    2. In the navigation pane, choose Endpoints 3. Choose Create endpoint 4. Name the endpoint   5. For Service category, choose AWS services 6. For Service name, search “ Backup ” and select “ backup-gateway ” service from the dropdown 7. For VPC, select the VPC which we used for SDDC deployment and extension 8. To create an interface endpoint for Amazon S3, you must “uncheck” Additional settings, Enable DNS name. This is because Amazon S3 does not support private DNS for interface VPC endpoints 9. For  Subnets , select one subnet per Availability Zone which we used for SDDC VMC selection  10. For Security group , sel

Use Scavenge.exe tool to delete cached content from secondary cache drive


This article assumes that you are familiar with the overall functionality of ARR and know how to deploy and configure ARR with disk cache. If you have not done so already, it is strongly recommended that you review the following walkthrough before proceeding:
  • Configure and enable disk cache in Application Request Routing
If Application Request Routing Version 2 has not been installed, you can download it at:
  • Microsoft Application Request Routing Version 2 for IIS 7 (x86) here.
  • Microsoft Application Request Routing Version 2 for IIS 7 (x64) here.
Follow the steps outlined in this document to install ARR Version 2.
This walkthrough also assumes that secondary cache drive has been added to ARR for caching. If not, please follow the Configure and Enable Disk Cache in Application Request Routing walkthrough.

Scavenge.exe tool in ARR

Scavenge.exe is a command line tool that can be used for managing the secondary drive by the administrators. The exe is installed with ARR and can be found in "%ProgramFiles%\IIS\Application Request Routing" folder.
Usage: scavenge.exe <share> dd:[hh[:mm[:ss]]]
  • <share> is the path to the share that ARR is using as secondary cache drive.
  • dd:[hh[:mm[:ss]]] - Duration - cached files older than this duration will be deleted by the tool. Note that hh, mm, ss are optional.
Example: scavenge.exe \\ARR\SecondaryCache 04:11:30:15
This will delete all files located in \\ARR\SecondaryCache that are older than 4 days, 11 hours, 30 minutes and 15 seconds. Note that the tool must be run as a user with permissions to delete content on the specified share.
Windows Task Scheduler can be used to run this tool at specified internval to delete old cached content from the secondary cache drive.


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