I'm testing using that script against an ESXi 4.0 test environment and have come across what appears to be an unhandled exeption. If your vm names contain spaces I don't believe the script handles that. I had a vm named "New Machine" and it was trying to backup "New/New.vmdk" files...
I'd fix the script and re-upload, but I don't know how!
I was given this script by a consultant who then quit the project. I am new to ESX and trying to forge ahead. THat said, I am having trouble with the script on 4 sphere ESXI box. We made a conenction between the boxes, but the script ends on the first check of the variables, saying there are missing parameters. Anybody have any idea what we might be doing wrong?
SET ESXHOST= 10.1.1.248
SET USER= root
SET PASS= *********
cd "c:\program files\vmware\vmware vi remote cli\bin"
if "%3" == "" (
echo Missing parameters (hostname username password)
echo ESX: %1 (%TIME%)
Before installing and moving from VMWare-Server to ESXi i would like to know this.
The most important thing for me is the backup procedure. On VMWare-Server i only had to shut down the VMs and copy the files located somewhere on the harddisc (i.e. d:\Virtual Machines) to another disk and everything was fine. So now that seems to be different on ESXi.
I know that this thread is an old one, however Veeam Backup was mentioned several times, that's why I would like to provide the most recent info on the current situation.
Veeam FastSCP is not available as a standalone product any more. It's functionality was built-in to another completely free and significantly more powerful tool called Veeam Backup Free Edition.
Veeam Backup Free is built for virtualization, it supports VMware and Hyper-V and provides a subset of the functionality of the paid edition, enough for day-to-day VM management. Veeam Backup Free can:
- Create ad-hoc backups of live VMs without the need to power them off (you can store them to tapes, drives, external USB);
- Migrate live VMs between host and datastores if even vMotion and vStorage Motion aren't available;
- Manage your VMs (clone, copy, export VMware VMs and more);
You can download the latest version of free Veeam Backup Free Edition here: http://www.veeam.com/virtual-machine-backup-solution-free.html
Please let me know if any questions will appear or you will need any assistance.
Veeam Community Manager