BDS Affinity - How to send a backup to a specific engine

SUMMARY

A VM can be tied to a specific backup datastore as its backup target. We call that 'affinity'.

ISSUE

A VM can be tied to a specific backup datastore as its backup target. We call that 'affinity'.
To set the affinity you use the Protect page (on the left) then the select inventory tab. Choose one or more of the VMs using the checkbox on the left pane then select Edit Settings. There you can specify which backup datastore you want to back them up to.

Hint: you may want to first go to the Configure page and edit each engines backup datastore and change its name from the default to something more meaningful if you used the default Attached.. this will allow you to more easily choose the correct BDS. For example you might change the name to Engine 1 attached and Engine 2 attached” rather than having 2 name “Attached Backup Storage”

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