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Backing up ESX VMs with symantec backup exec 11d

Hi i am using Symantec Backup Exec to backup my data to the tape drive. I am using Vranger Pro to back the vms. Can someone show me how I can get the Vranger to see the tape drive on Symantec backup exec? any help is appreciated.
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Senior IT Advisor
Top Expert 2008
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vRanger will not see the drive on Backup Exec.

You will need to perform a disk to disk to tape backup.

Backup your vRanger backups to disk and then backup the folder to tape.

If you need to do a restore you would restore to disk from tape and then restore to your ESX hosts.

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i am trying to find a good backup for the VMs any suggestions?
Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
Top Expert 2008
Commented:
You will need to license your ESX Server for any 3rd party software to work.  vRanger will do a good job.  If you upgrade to Backup Exec 2010 you can purchase the vmware agent which works well