eniomarconcini
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Backup of VM Guest

people, I have VMWare ESXi 4 installed on HP DL120, and now I have created a VM with FreeBSD on Guest OS,

I need to know if this ESXi have support to do a backup of full VM? or if I can take a snapshot and restore this snap as a new VM Guest?

pt-br

Amigos, o ESXi possui suporte para criar backups externos total de uma VM? ou eu consigo nele, a partir de um snapshot, restaurar este como uma nova VM para ser usada para outros fins?

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firestartah
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Hi

You can use veeam backup and fastscp to make copies f the vm but then you will need to schedule for it to be shutdown it you want it backed up often.

Snapshots arent great for long standing backups and using the snapshot as a "restore" for a new vm isn't possible without a fair amount of fiddling. Snapshots are are like restore points in windows.

You can also clone the machine and save it somewhere for future restoring

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Moved to the vSphere: Backup and Recovery forum.


Best regards,
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eniomarconcini
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Nice!

but this tools is not free (veam backup) and I had problem durinng install of FastSCP

Exists any plugin or tool to copy VM data to another disc?

You can also clone the machine and save it somewhere for future
restoring

how can I clone a VM to another?

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khughes
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Virtuoso

Snapshots should not be your primary source of backing up a VM. They are used for short, almost testing phases. If you run on snapshots for too long they can drag your VM down in performance and fill up your disk storage. If you have problems with FastSCP you can always try WinSCP, I've never had any issues with that program.

  • Kyle

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Troy_Clavell
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Immortal

something else you may consider looking into is http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-8760

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eniomarconcini
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Ok I understod,

discarting about snaps, but can ESXi do a full backup of a VM to another device, like my pc or to a network file system or a smb share?

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eniomarconcini
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cool, but I see that ESXi does not have SSH service running on host

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Texiwill
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Leadership

Hello,

Using VMware VDR, vRangerPro, or other tools yes.

If the VM is powered off you can use VMware Converter or even workstation 7 to export the VM from the host.

Or you can if the VM is running and you have vCenter, hot clone the VM then power off the clone and make a backup using one of the tools mentioned. Converter is free btw.


Best regards,
Edward L. Haletky VMware Communities User Moderator, VMware vExpert 2009, 2010

Now Available: 'VMware vSphere(TM) and Virtual Infrastructure Security'[/url]

Also available 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise'[/url]

Blogging: The Virtualization Practice[/url]|Blue Gears[/url]|TechTarget[/url]|Network World[/url]

Podcast: Virtualization Security Round Table Podcast[/url]|Twitter: Texiwll[/url]

--
Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XIII: 2009-2021,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill
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AndreTheGiant
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but I see that ESXi does not have SSH service running on host

See:

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/08/10/howto-esxi-and-ssh/

For backup solutions see also:

Andre

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