NTC Pro Tip: Volume Groups to Save Bandwidth

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Today there is no way to exclude certain disks from being replicated with protection domain on Nutanix. If you have a database that your dumping backup files to it can be problematic. To get around the problem you can use a Volume Group for the backup drive. When you go to select your SQL VM make sure to unselect “auto protect related entities” if you have Nutanix Guest Tools as it will automatically add the Volume Groups for you.

By using a volume group on AHV and ESXi, ADS will automatically hosts the vDisks on nodes that are lightly loaded if load becomes heavy. No user action need. One-Click, so you can find another problem to pound your head against the desk for. 🙂