mi32
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Contributor

Backup Drive Help?

In my production lab I have 5 VM servers win 2008 on ESXI 5.0 host hardware is 3 blades  I want to back up my VMware Virtual atmosphere I have connected a 6TB usb drive how do I attach it so I can back up all of my blades/nodes since there are VM server on each node/blade?

Also what backup software do you all recommend Veeam seems to expensive Unitrends not so happy what about Storage crafts backup solution anyone use that ?

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DavoudTeimouri
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Virtuoso

I think, Veeam Backup free edition is best choice for you.

You can create another VM and install Veeam on it and mount your USB drive to the machine as a repository.

Then you can take backup and storing them on USB drive.

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mi32
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Thanks for your reply I am want to get a paid version of something to have full backups of everything the veeam is to expensive any other ideas?

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virtualg_uk
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Leadership

VDP is built in to most vSphere licensing models (vSphere Plus Kit or higher) , so that might be a "free" option for you

VMware vSphere Data Protection 6.0 - Install & Deploy - YouTube

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