TonyJK
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Enthusiast

Backup ESXi Host Configuratoin for Rebuild ?

Hi,

We are using vSphere Enterprise Edition 6.0.

There is a request to find out how to rebuild the ESXi Hosts if there is a disaster.

Is there any way for us to make a backup of ESXi Host configurations to facilitate our rebuild OR just a screen print & document of existing configurations ?

Thanks

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daphnissov
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https://www.altaro.com/vmware/esxi-backup-command-line/

But honestly, with you being on 6.0 still, which is now out of support, you have bigger fish to fry than this...

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NathanosBlightc
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Check the vim-cmd command-line, it's the easier way to do:

vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/sync_config

vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/backup_config

Just remember to copy/download the generated backup file ASAP (*.local.tgz), because it doesn't remain forever. For learning other methods, see the following link:

VMware Knowledge Base

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