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Rescue VMware esxi 3 server

Hi,
I have a esxi3 server as my home server setup.
This morning I noticed that the hard drive light was on all the time so I shut down the 3 vms and rebooted the server. On startup I got a message saying the smart system had detected that the hard drive was about to die.
It is now running but seems to be slow.
I now need to get the VMs off it so I can replace the drive. I nave a NAS drive that could be used.
My question is how do I do it?
Fingers crossed that I can do it in time....
Cheers,
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tangerine27
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Getsum_BloodlustCommented:
Are your drives in some sort of RAID array? if so, you can just replace the drive and it should rebuild itself.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Checkout my EE Backup Article

VMware ESX/ESXi Backup Guide

I would use VMware Converter, Veeam FastSCP, WinSCP, of the Datastore Browser to make backups, if you've got time you could use GhettoVCB see article.
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tangerine27Author Commented:
Can VMware converter be used to back up to NAS?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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tangerine27Author Commented:
Great - thanks very much.
Its copying as we speak.
Cheers,
Gordon
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