Backing up and restoring Depending on your system, you might have two available options to back up and restore data: VxFlex Manager and Vision software. This section also provides instructions for backing up and restoring CloudLink Center. Child TopicsBacking up and restoring using VxFlex ManagerUse VxFlex Manager to back up all user-created data to a remote share from which it can be restored. Backing up and restoring CloudLink CenterUse this procedure to create a CloudLink Center backup file. Backing up and restoring using Vision softwarePerform the following procedures to back up VxFlex integrated rack components using Vision software. Using Permanent Device LossPermanent Device Loss (PDL) occurs when a disk fails or is removed from the vSphere host in an uncontrolled fashion.