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Can you install 7zip on a esx host?

can someone tell me if it's possible to install 7zip on a esx host, if so then how?

thanks,

pete

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Immortal
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Isn't 7-zip a windows utility? Either way it is not recommended to install software into the service console of ESX - 

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it's a linux util as well, was just hoping i could leverage it in the console as well.

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I did it as extension of backup script described on forum...

working very well, have only 1 problem [did not detect reasons yet] if I start 3 instances in the same time to pack 3 different virtual machines two of the instance go out.

If I start only 2 everything is fine.

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Yes.. you can install.... and use it.... 

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BTW, do you know why starting several instances of 7zip in the same time cause some of them not working ?

Is it a problem of 7zip of ESXI cause some restrictions in case of too high kernel overload (compressing cause ESXI very overloaded) ?

Is there any parametrization in ESXI to manage this restrictions ?

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Wonderful, so HOW can I install 7zip in ESXi terminal console ? thanks a lot, have a nice day. m.m.

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Hi foster29

I have installed it and working since last few months .  .

If you already have installed and facing any problem please let us know.

"He Conquers, Who Conquers Himself".
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