We’re back at the options screen and ready to add a virtual machine to backup.

Let’s make our first backup. First add a virtual machine to Vimalin so that you can select it later to backup.

Vimalin Options Screen

Vimalin Options Screen

Click on “Backup jobs” and the following screen appears:

Configure Define Backup Job

A completely empty “define backup job” screen

No virtual machines or jobs have been defined so far, so the screen is pretty empty.

Click on the “+” button right above the schedule header. With this button you can select a virtual machine.

Vimalin - select a VM to backup

Select a virtual machine to backup dialog

Vimalin will show a list of all the virtual machines (VM’s) that have been added to the library of VMware Fusion. In our example we are selecting a VM that has Windows Server 2016 installed. The name of the VM is the same, also “Windows Server 2016”, so we select that and then we click on the Add button.

Vimalin - First backup on Demand

After this we are back in the “Define Backup Jobs” screen. We have virtual machine in our list, so that we can run backups. As you can see, the “Backup Now” button has become available, because we have selected a virtual machine.

Let’s click that “Backup Now” button to run a backup on demand.