vmware backup VMS

Posted on 2009-12-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I am using ESXi, free version. I have created a VM and installed solaris, and installed some apps. I am using vmware vsphere(installed on my laptop) client to connect.
To make a safe copy of my VM, I am going to Datastore and exporting all the files to my laptop hard disk.
My question is I would be able to restore my files if necessary by importing them back to the same data store or different data store on ESXi.?  Is this right.
Is there any other way of doing it.

Thank you
Question by:developer777
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    Accepted Solution

    Yes that should be ok, copying files using veeam fastscp is probably the fastest method

    Author Closing Comment

    Thank you for quick response and sharing. It seem like it is free also. right?

    Have a nice weekend
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    Expert Comment

    Oh yes it is, just register & download

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