How can I script/automate VMWare backups to disk (NFS)?
Posted on 2009-04-09
Ok, I am trying to get a full handle on the VMWare thing and have 3 VM Host servers up and running and using Virtual Center etc. It's quite nice.
I want to backup to disk cheaply, so I thought FreeNAS would be perfect for this, so I setup a cheap FreeNAS box, from parts test with. I have attached the FreeNAS as a DataStore on each of my VM Host servers, now...here's the question.
How can I automate VMDK backups to the NFS datastore? I've been reading so much VCB documentation that my head hurts. Any ideas?
Also, I'm excellent with MS products, my *NIX skills are just so-so - mainly rusty from the old days.