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  • 1.  Backing up several ESXi 4 servers?

    Posted Mar 02, 2010 06:35 AM

    Hi all,

    We've recently moved our servers to four esxi 4 machines. Now I'm almost finished installing and configuring the guests and would like to know if there's an easy way to backup all the guests without me doing it all manually.

    I have a spare server with 4TB of disc space that i was thinking about using as a backup server for the guests, but I'm not sure what the easiest way would be.



  • 2.  RE: Backing up several ESXi 4 servers?

    Posted Mar 02, 2010 06:47 AM

    Hi,

    You can use VCB or VMware data recovery , both can be automated and schedule backup tasks.

    Thanks,

    Samir

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  • 3.  RE: Backing up several ESXi 4 servers?

    Posted Mar 02, 2010 10:28 AM

    You can set up VCB or VMware Data Recovery to backup VMs - it's included to vSphere license.

    But as for me the best tool is Veeam Backup - it is not free, but has most features.


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  • 4.  RE: Backing up several ESXi 4 servers?

    Posted Mar 02, 2010 12:01 PM

    Hi Tim,

    You could also use GhettoVCB or GhettoVCBg2 (a free tool):

    http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-8760

    http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-9843

    But as suggested vDR and Veeam are also an option.

    Greetz Jaap