What is the best way to copy a virtual machine from one esx3.5 host to another via the network?
Our disaster recovery plan is to virtualize our servers and then make copies of them on a regular basis to A.N.other Esx host that is located on a different site connected by a gig link.
I have two esx3.5 servers and will soon have a VCB (virtual consolidated backup) machine aswell to do some testing but I am not sure where to start.
Should I use VCB to backup and then restore to the other server?
Should I be using snaphot technology to take snapshots and write scripts to tranfer files between servers?
Or should I down the servers and copy the files from A to B?
Or is there another method I should use?
This is all new to me as is Linux and VMWare so I am starting from scratch and looking for ideas or someone that may have allready done this.
Your thoughts as always much appreciated.