Backup ESXi server

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How to backup virtual machines on ESXi server ? is it possible with free script ? or free utility ?
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It depends on your environment. If you can sustain the VM being powered off for a while, you can copy the VM's from your ESXi server to another volume. You can use free tools like FastSCP to do this (www.veeam.com).
If the VM needs to run while you 'back' it up ... the free Ghetto script can help. I still haven't tested it, but hope to do so soon.
http://engineering.ucsb.edu/~duonglt/vmware/
 
za_mkhIT Manager
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Check this as another solution for the Ghetto
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/217239
 
You can also try Trilead VM Explorer.
URL - http://www.trilead.com/

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