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Export VDMK files/directories to USB drive ?

Hi Experts,

I have 10 VMs and I want to copy each individual VMDK file of each VM to USB drive for the backup. What is the easiest way to accomplish this?

Thanks.
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coolsport00Commented:
If you're referring to ESX/i, you can check this article regarding VMDirectPath:
http://www.petri.co.il/vmware-esxi4-vmdirectpath.htm

The only other way to do it, outside of this or "ryder.."'s article is Veeam FastSCP: http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esxi-fastscp.html. You would have to power down your VMs and connect the USB to the physical workstation that has Veeam installed and copy the VMs to the USB drive that way.

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~coolsport00
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JohnLoCommented:
Coolsport VMDirectPath will not allow him to backup vmdk in ESX it will just act as a USB drive would attached to any computer and just see file system not vmfs.
The other way you CAN do this is donwloading all the virtual machines through the vClient datastore browser or coping them to a NFS share that he can mount.
I think we need to know is he running ESXi does he have vSphere? Are all 10 machines servers? If yes at that point I would reccomend getting vSphere standard then using Veeam as coolsport said.
 
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coolsport00Commented:
Yes...that's true "JohnLo"...VMDirectPath will allow him to 'see' the USB drive in his VMs (if his host supports it). Veeam is a b/u option if he can power down his VMs...but really...as you mention, we need to know what platform he's using. Gosh, if he's using VMware Server or Workstation, then we would have a totally different answer! :P

~coolsport00
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JohnLoCommented:
Lol tour right cool
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ryder0707Commented:
If u like my article pls vote :)
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Vijay kumar MohanrajCloud ArchitechCommented:
You can use Veeam SCP for this, download the veeam SCP and fix the issue as per your requirement
it is the free version so no worries on this

http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esxi-fastscp.html
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Vijay kumar MohanrajCloud ArchitechCommented:
hi r u ok with my solution.
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