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Vmware VCB

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IF I need to back up my virtual machines , I think I just need to implement a backup solution such as Veritas BackupExec, Brightstore ArcServ,Commvault,etc....
and this will be fine.

In this case I am not sure when I need the VCB feature of Vmware.

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OK...
VMDK files are the VM disks
Can I just schedule a  script that moves thes files to another location, and we call this OS backup ? maybe it's called Image level backup.

Regarding the Hosts(ESX servers) I don't know if Vertitas backup or other back up solution can back them up.

Regarding File level backup , Can I use just the backup soltion such as Veritas backupExec and will be fine?

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Well, VCB is image level  backup, just like vRanger.this is good only if I want to backup the whole VM (not file level backup).
BY the way how do you backup the hosts , or they don't need to be backed up as rebuilding them is fast enough ?
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vRanger does provide file level backup with the additional plugin
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I use all phd virtual, veeam, vranger pro, and VMware own VDR
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