itsexe
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Virtual Machine Backup withou VCB

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Hi is it possible to take backup of a VM without VCB. If so how can we perform this.

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Khurram Shahzad

Regards, Khurram Shahzad
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rriva
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If you have a third part backup software you should use software agent to backup the file system of the virtual machine.

You should also copy all files/folders you want from network by enable some share.

Otherwise you should power off your vm and copy all VM folder to another location.

Riccardo Riva

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rriva
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If you have a third part backup software you should use software agent to backup the file system of the virtual machine.

You should also copy all files/folders you want from network by enable some share.

Otherwise you should power off your vm and copy all VM folder to another location.

Riccardo Riva

VCP,RHCE,FCNSA

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java_cat33
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Of course it's possible - but really depends on budget etc too. I've used Storagecraft Shadow Protect to backup VM's to a NAS before - works great but wouldn't recommend this is in a larger environment - depends on the customer size.

itsexe
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It mean we can use HP data protector?

Anyways thanks to all for your help.

Regards,

Khurram Shahzad

Regards, Khurram Shahzad
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Take a look at this topic:

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/82097

According to the topic you can install the agent on an ESX host. Which means you would use the network to stream the data to your server instead of FC(VCB).

Duncan

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