GodAtum
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How do I backup free ESXI VMs?

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Hi all,

I've tried using Veeam but for reasons beyond my comprehension they dont support free ESXI! The only other way I can think of is to do OVF exports of each VM but that is very cumbersome.

I am using ESXI 5.0.

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continuum
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.... and to add to what Andre already mentioned - have a look at Trilead VMX explorer


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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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The reason commercial backup application don't work, is that VMware's API is restricted with the free ESXi Hypervisor license. Your options are either to license e.g. a vSphere Essentials Kit or take a look at alternatives like ghettoVCB (http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-8760).

André

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continuum
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.... and to add to what Andre already mentioned - have a look at Trilead VMX explorer


________________________________________________
Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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GodAtum
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thanks Trilead seems to be perfect Smiley Happy

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jeremyb
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Another solution that supports image-based backup of virtual machines running on ESXi Free is Thinware vBackup (www.vbackup.com).

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