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what products are recommended and proven for ot backups of VMWARE ESX 3 virtual machines
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Check out Vizioncore's esxRanger -->  www.vizioncore.com

It's a fantastic product, very easy and reliable!
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Hi,

you can use VMware consolidated backup solution provided by VMware or you can you CA ARCserve. You can certainly try VCB or CA ARCserve for a trial period of 30 days. They are good

bhanu
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

There is also a script that i use(with some personal changes) to backup/snapshot VMs where they are on line. This script use the VCB

This is from Massimiliano Daneri, and from the site http://www.vmts.net/vmbk3.htm

Is very useful

- autodetect all VMs to be backed up: You can specify a single VM, save all powered on VMs or simply all VMs on one ESX host
- send a email to an administrative account if backup was successful or not and send another mail with a summary per ESX host
- Backups older than a specified period are deleted automatically
- Uses a ESX storage to transfer the backup files (can be managed via VI Client)
- Skip VMs with their names stored in a external file

also

- Detect and delete "lost" _VCB-SNAPSHOT_ snapshots
- Retry backup if one VM fails

Hope this can help

Jail
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by:JimboEfx
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www.esxpress.com

Free edition does full backups every night.
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