Im looking at a way to have an internal DR site for my ESX infrastructure.
I have 4 production ESX Servers that connect via ISCSI to a shared VMFS LUN called VFMSBACKUP.
I use the backup solution for VM's called esXpress. (www.esxpress.com
) This software creates full and delta backups of the VM's in production to the VMFSBACKUP LUN.
I have another dev ESX server with a HEAP of direct attached storage. This is located in a different area in the building. The DAS is formated as one big VFMS partition. The dev ESX box can connect via ISCSI to the VMFSBACKUP LUN.
I am wanting to have the backups of the production VMs on VMFSBACKUP copied or replicated once a day to the dev ESX servers DAS storage.
So if "something" happens to my production ESX servers I can use esXpress to restore the important VM's onto the dev ESX server.
Ive been looking at rsync and other solutions recommended on this site, but im not sure how I would set this up.
This should be a once a day "copy" of the esXpress backups from the shared production LUN to the dev DAS partition.