SonyVaioTeam
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Open Source Backup Software

Does anyone have a suggestion to backup VM's using open source software? I have tried vmbk.pl but have been having issues with snapshots. I have a question out to that forum but was wondering what else is available.

thanks in advance,

Grant

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vmroyale
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Its not open source, but esXpress offers a free product that will do full backups. I have been using the Enterprise Edition for a while now and am quite pleased with it.

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There's links to a number of scripts here - . I'd also put in another vote for esXpress.

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lucidsystems
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If you are looking for an open source backup solution for VMWare Fusion then you may be interested in LBackup.

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AndreTheGiant
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Which virtualization product are you using?

A good product could be Bacula, for example for VMware Server:

http://wiki.bacula.org/doku.php?id=application_specific_backups:vmwareserver

Andre

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DanielJGF
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There is a newer Open Source tool called XSIBackup compatible with ESXi 5 series that allows programming of unatendded backups with automatic space provisioning when the backup disk is full and a complete e-mail report after each backup, it works on the hypervisor directly, you can find it here http://33hops.com/xsibackup-vmware-esxi-backup.html

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Texiwill
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Hello,

There are a number of open source backup solutions that run within VMs (such as bacula) and there are a few open source solutions that run agent-less. The question in my mind is which do you want? Agent-less or in-VM?

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Borja_Mari
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ghettoVCB.sh - Free alternative for backing up VM's for ESX(i) 3.5, 4.x & 5.x

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