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VCB on standalone ESX 3.5 and Backupexec 12 without virtual center

I have a single  ESX 3.5 server in a site not attached to virtualcenter.  I know it's possible to run vcb without centralized storage by using the new "NBD" switch.   I've tested it and it seems to work.  So my questions are:

1. vcbmount seems to work if I point directly to the ESX 3.5 server.  So what's the benefit of pointing it to a virtualcenter server? Assuming virtualcenter is on another site away from the local esx target should I even point vcb to it?

2. I have a standalone server running backupexec 12 and vcb.  When i run the vcbmount script from the pre/post option it fails.  However, the same batch file works when i run manually.

vcbmounter -h <esx3.5> -u vcbadmin -p MyPassword1 -a name:blackberry -r c:\mount\blackberry -t fullvm -m ndb M1

3. Do i really need to use the backupexec pre/post scripts downloadable from vmware?  It seems my batch file should just work.

Thank you
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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