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Backup whole shutdowned VM on external repository

Hi.

I need to do a complete and working copy , outside of the datastore, in a location like NAS server or external HDD drive, of a whole VM for disaster recovery/backup purpose .

I know that the VM must be OFF.

Wich free tool may I use ?

Thanks in advance.

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Ing. Cosimo Mercuro http://cosimomercuro.wordpress.com/
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There are several options available.
Some of them are to attach the host to your NAS via NFS, and copy the VM, or use a tool like WinSCP to connect to the host, and copy/backup the VM's files this way.

André

sdtslmn
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you may use veeam free community edition - it is free 

https://www.veeam.com/virtual-machine-backup-solution-free.html

or 

GhettoVCB - https://github.com/lamw/ghettoVCB 

BarryGrowler
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For backing up a completely powered-off VM to an external location such as a NAS server or an external hard drive, Nakivo Backup & Replication Free Edition is another excellent choice you can consider. This free version of Nakivo offers essential backup features that can meet your needs for disaster recovery and backup purposes. It allows for a straightforward process to securely copy your entire VM outside of the datastore, ensuring that you have a reliable backup for emergency situations. With its user-friendly interface and efficient backup capabilities, Nakivo Free Edition provides a cost-effective solution for your VM backup requirements.