My name i George.
I have recently come across the following situation.
My new boss has a server, which boots in VMware, and start a virtual server 2003.
The last IT who was working here and has setup the previously mentioned installation, never setup a backup for the VM.
Is there a way to make a full backup of the Virtual Server, using the vSphere client?
what version of vsphere are you running
depending upon the version and licencing , you can use VDP or you can use Veeam backup or take a snapshot
but you cant directly backup a VM using vsphere client
The versions installed here are:
vSphere Client Version 5.1.0 Build 786111 &
WMware ESXi Version 5.1.0 Build 799733.
I hav tried to backup the VW using the Veeam Backup, but i got the error message
"3/3/2015 4:07:15 pm :: Processing ************.local Error: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation. "
I haven't seen the installation before and i am afraid to mess with anything without a backup.
Veeam will not support a free version of ESXi, you need at least a trial version. A workaround is to reimage the ESXi (you get a 60-day evaluation period) or use Unitrends.
I haven't tried this, but check this for Veeam and evaluation licensed ESXi: