Label (Preserving machine properties in a backup)
Any time data on a machine is backed up, information about the machine name, operating system, Windows service pack and security identifier (SID) is added to the backup, along with the user-defined text label. The label may include the department or machine owner’s name or similar information that can be used as a tag or a key.
If you recover the machine to a VMware ESX Server using Agent for ESX/ESXi, or convert the backup to a ESX/ESXi virtual machine, these properties will be transferred to the virtual machine’s configuration. You can view them in the virtual machine settings: Edit settings > Options > Advanced > General > Configuration parameters. You can select, sort and group the virtual machines with the help of these custom parameters. This can be useful in various scenarios.
Let’s assume you migrate your office or datacenter to a virtual environment. By using third-party software that can access configuration parameters through VMware API, you can automatically apply security policies to each machine even before powering it on.
To add a text label to a backup:
Values of the "acronisTag.os.type" parameter
acronisTag.label = “DEPT:BUCH; COMP:SUPERSERVER; OWNER:EJONSON”
acronisTag.hostname = “superserver.corp.local”
acronisTag.os.type = “windows7Server64Guest”
acronisTag.os.servicepack = “1”
acronisTag.os.sid = “S-1-5-21-874133492-782267