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Hi,

I have a vm vsphere 5.1 environment in which I m looking for a quick backup solution.

Vm-environment is Microsoft: ad 2008 r2, sccm 2012, sql 2008 r2 and xenapp c6.5.

Instead of backing up within vmware, why not microsoft dpm, which software I have.

Mu questions:
-how good is it, also the bare metal option
-does it integrate with vmware?
-what about a quickstart guide, just need basic backup, nothing more

Any input welcome!
J.
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DPM is Agent based, and Backs up a VMware VM, just like it would a physical server, at file level, and not a block level, it's ineffecient and slow. e.g. it does not backup the VMDK.

See my EE Article for better alternatives

VMware ESX/ESXi Backup Guide

or use

Veeam Backup for Free
http://www.veeam.com/virtual-machine-backup-solution-free.html

or Ghetto VCB!

or investigate and use SAN Snapshots on your ZFS SAN.
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Thanks for input and your great article.
I ll check nexenta snapshots later. My main concern is to have a free reliable backup of my vm s (on Nexenta now ) in a quick and dirty way, preferrably scheduled. What would be best option then?
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Note: can t nexenta do the backup to my sonolgy nas?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Veeam.

no snapshots cannot be copied to NAS
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