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ESXI backups to USB drive with shadow Protect

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I would like to know how to backup a virtual machine running on ESXI using shadow protect. As ESXI has no usb support I am trying to backup to a usb drive on another physical machine but surely there is a better way than this. I am running SBS 2003 with Shadow Protect 4.
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by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
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Check out the following link and see if it can help.

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/162418
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by:duncaninnz
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What I really want to know is the best way to make a restoreable image of a virtual server running on ESXI to a usb drive or similar by utilising Shadow Protect 4
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

There is many tools to VMware that you can backup and restore to and from usb disks, like Veeam and or VM Explorer

I do not know the Shadow product so i cannot help on that product, but I will try to take a look at

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I now know that there is no way of directly connecting any usb device to an ESXI server. Theres no usb support. The only way is to plug the usb into another physical machine on the network.
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

But the question was how to backup a VM from a ESXi, not if you can connect to a ESXi host.

You can backup a VM from a ESXi or ESX, to any source that you want.

Using Veeam FastSCP, using VM Explorer, or even using vConverter and create a copy of that VM into another source.

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by:duncaninnz
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No way of attaching usb devices to ESXI
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by:duncaninnz
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In fact I'm wrong. there is full usb support with ESXI. The answer to my question therefore is exactly as a physical server. connect the USB drive to the ESXI host, add the usb controller to the VM, add and map the usb port to the backup drive. then backup directly to the usb drive from the VM.
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