Can you backup VMs in VMware completely by using Imaging software such as Norton Ghost?
Posted on 2008-10-20
Can you backup VMs in VMware completely and effectively by using Imaging software such as Norton Ghost, Acronis etc?
I have a feeling this method will not backup the underlying VMware subdirectories and files that support the VM in the Datastore such as .vmx, .vmdks, .nvram, .vmxf etc.
I believe you can backup using Imaging software effectively to the point where you can convert the Ghost Image back to a VM by using VMware tools - but this is not restoring it file by file in the Datastore, but merely converting it back again.