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  • 1.  How do I backup free ESXI VMs?

    Posted Dec 09, 2012 12:33 PM

    Hi all,

    I've tried using Veeam but for reasons beyond my comprehension they dont support free ESXI! The only other way I can think of is to do OVF exports of each VM but that is very cumbersome.

    I am using ESXI 5.0.



  • 2.  RE: How do I backup free ESXI VMs?

    Posted Dec 09, 2012 12:42 PM

    The reason commercial backup application don't work, is that VMware's API is restricted with the free ESXi Hypervisor license. Your options are either to license e.g. a vSphere Essentials Kit or take a look at alternatives like ghettoVCB (http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-8760).

    André



  • 3.  RE: How do I backup free ESXI VMs?
    Best Answer

    Posted Dec 09, 2012 01:27 PM

    .... and to add to what Andre already mentioned - have a look at Trilead VMX explorer



  • 4.  RE: How do I backup free ESXI VMs?

    Posted Dec 10, 2012 06:27 AM

    thanks Trilead seems to be perfect :smileyhappy:



  • 5.  RE: How do I backup free ESXI VMs?

    Posted Feb 07, 2013 09:55 AM

    Another solution that supports image-based backup of virtual machines running on ESXi Free is Thinware vBackup (www.vbackup.com).