petedr
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esXpress v3 Virtual Backup Appliance

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Our esXpress Virtual Backup Appliance (VBA) has been added to the VMware Appliance Marketplace.

http://www.vmware.com/appliances/directory/1087

pete@esxpress

www.thevirtualheadline.com www.liquidwarelabs.com
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isolo
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Could you post exact link for download please.

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isolo
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Correct me if i am wrong. Virtual appliance is self contained VM machine not a rpm file that is offered on your site.

petedr
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Hey isolo,

The RPM files you see is the Virtual Appliance/VBA itself with rpm being the installation method we chose. We could have used an ISO, a Windows installer, etc., but we felt RPM was the cleanest, fastest method for ESX. When the VBA starts up and begins a backup, it is a completely self contained virtual appliance, meaning it is a virtual machine with a VMDK file, an installed operating system and a programed instruction set. Don't think it is much different than a NAT appliance, or a DHCP appliance, etc. There is a small piece of our application that does run in the console but that is mainly for scheduling and passing backup instructions to the VBA.

Pete@esxpress

www.thevirtualheadline.com www.liquidwarelabs.com
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brugh
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so.. instead of running esxpress on a backup proxy and have it pull the data through vcb, it now uses small virtuall appliances on an esx box that pull the data from other vms and push it over the network to an esxpress server? what exactly does this do.. and what about licenses?

curious..

petedr
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Hey brugh,

You are correct esXpress does not work with VCB. The virtual appliances run as VMs on your host to perform the backups. Nice thing is you can run multiple VBAs on your hosts to run multiple backups at one time. Backups are sent to a target ( network ftp/ssh/smb or network less to vmfs ). You can run our software for Free, no licenses needed which will provide 100% complete VM image Full backups. We do also have licenses features ( delta backups/file level backups/template backups/archive management/encryption etc ), licenses are per host. For more information it would be best to contact our sales and support staff. Information is on the web site.

Pete@esxpress

www.thevirtualheadline.com www.liquidwarelabs.com
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isolo
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Could you post exact link for download please.

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petedr
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This is our  main download link from the web site

http://www.phdvirtual.com/all_downloads_page

Pete@PHD Virtual

www.thevirtualheadline.com www.liquidwarelabs.com
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