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ESXi - What are my VM backup options?

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I've run VMware server for years, and backups are simple, copy files.

I'm trying ESXi (free version) for reasons of simplicity and performance (I hope). Quicker to install the bare-iron image and get up and running. But if what I am reading is correct, there is a big tradeoff, if I cannot simply take a filesystem snapshot of the vm files.

What are my VM backup options, looking for the simplest method.

Is ESXi just a dangling carrot to get me into a commercial option?
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