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  • 1.  VM backup

    Posted Mar 03, 2015 01:27 PM

    Hello everyone.

    My name i George.

    I have recently come across the following situation.

    My new boss has a server, which boots in VMware, and start a virtual server 2003.

    The last IT who was working here and has setup the previously mentioned installation, never setup a backup for the VM.

    Is there a way to make a full backup of the Virtual Server, using the vSphere client?

  • 2.  RE: VM backup

    Posted Mar 03, 2015 01:49 PM

    what version of vsphere are you running

    depending upon the version and licencing , you can use VDP or you can use Veeam backup or take a snapshot

    but you cant directly backup a VM using vsphere client

  • 3.  RE: VM backup

    Posted Mar 03, 2015 02:10 PM

    The versions installed here are:

    vSphere Client Version 5.1.0 Build 786111 &

    WMware ESXi Version 5.1.0 Build 799733.

    I hav tried to backup the VW using the Veeam Backup, but i got the error message

    "3/3/2015 4:07:15 pm :: Processing ************.local Error: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation. "

    I haven't seen the installation before and i am afraid to mess with anything without a backup.

  • 4.  RE: VM backup

    Posted Mar 03, 2015 02:17 PM

    looks like , you are using free version of ESXI ,

    see if this thread helps

    Re: Unitrends Free Backup on Free ESXi


  • 5.  RE: VM backup

    Posted Mar 03, 2015 02:25 PM

    I am checking it right now.

    I will inform you if everything is OK.

    I really apreciate the help.

    Hope to see you soon with good new.!!

  • 6.  RE: VM backup

    Posted Mar 03, 2015 02:38 PM

    Veeam will not support a free version of ESXi, you need at least a trial version. A workaround is to reimage the ESXi (you get a 60-day evaluation period) or use Unitrends.

    I haven't tried this, but check this for Veeam and evaluation licensed ESXi:

    Veeam Does it work with Evaluation version of ESXi 5.0 | view topic