dgingeri
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Free backup for Windows Server on free hypervisor?

I'm sure many have asked this before, but I wasn't able to find a thread that had recent answers to this question, so I'll ask it. 

What is a decent free backup software for Windows Server 2016 that works on VMs running on the free ESXi hypervisor?

I have 6 training VMs running Windows Server 2016: DC, WSUS, file server, PostGreSQL, SQL Server Express 2017, and an IIS web server, spread across 4 SSDs with no redundancy.  I've spent a lot of time on them, and I'd prefer to not lose them.  So, I need backups.  Currently, they're all running the built in backup program to extra virtual drives stored on 1TB mechanical hard drives, but that seems a little less than a preferred backup method. 

Any recommendations by those who have actually used them and liked them (don't just send me stuff from a google search, I have done that myself, and many of those aren't very good) would be greatly appreciated. 

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SupreetK
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Commander

Have you already checked the free edition of Veeam?

Free Windows Backup for Endpoints, Servers, Desktops - Veeam Agent for Windows

Veeam Backup Free Edition for virtual machines (VeeamZIP)

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Cheers,

Supreet

dgingeri
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

I looked at Veeam, but the last time I downloaded their free version back in 2013, I was inundated with sales calls for almost a year.  I'd rather avoid that, but I'll do it if I have to.

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