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Starting Consolidated Backup Images

Hi everybody,

if I use VCB in order to take full image of my VMs running on a VI3.5 host, can I use this images "AS-IS" and start them on another VI3.5 host?

I mean ...without doing a full VCB restore procedure?

Obviously I know I should "tune" the VMs configuration on the target VI3.5 host...but it would be ok for me.

Thanks in advance for replay

Pierluigi

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No you can not load the full backup output back into an ESX server directly. As you mentioned you need to use the import or VMware Converter to push it back into an ESX host first.

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Hi Rodos

and thank for your replay.

I tried.

I copied a VCB image to another ESX host.

I had to revision the configuration of the VM but than it started. Practically, I removed and re-added the virtual disk from the VM.

What do you think about this ?

Only a lucky situation or is it a procedure that can generally runs ?

Thank you again.

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Essentially it sounds as if you did an import/covert manually. Easiest way, as has been mentioned in this thread, is to do an import of the backed up files, or run a converter.

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