A full virtual machine backup is a backup of all the files that make up the virtual machine. These are:
.vmx Virtual machine configuration
.nvram VM BIOS
.vmdk Virtual disk
.vmsd Dictionary for snapshots and associated disk
.vmss Virtual machine suspend file
-Snapshot#.vmsn Virtual machine configuration of a snapshot
-flat-vmdk Disk that contains the data
-f001.vmdk First extend of preallocated disk split into 2gb files
-s001.vmdk First extend of growable disk split into 2gb files
-delta.vmdk Snapshot differences file

To perform a full backup of a virtual machine (the above files) you need to run this command on the VCB Proxy Server:
vcbMounter -h -u vcbuser -p vcbpass -a name:VM1 -t fullvm -r C:\VCB-Backups\VM1-full

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