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Can you backup a ESXi VM instance just by copying the folder and contents via the vSphere Client

Hi,
I'm just setting up some Virtual Servers and need to back them up.

Iim using ESXi 5.1.0 (VMware essentials) and have setup vSphere Server and Client and can see the Storage areas.

Is it enough to just copy each VMs folder to backup it up?  

Is there a better way (I just need a backup once in a while)

Is it OK to delete the vmware-*.log files?
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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Thanks for the info.  I'll use the copy folder technique until I get Veeam working.

Thanks!

BTW I actually tried Converter (5.0.1 build 875114) to copy the VMs however i get a
"Unable to obtain hardware information for the selected machine" when I try it remotely and I dont really want to install it on the VMs.
TD-Roy

I find its better to use older versions of Converter (4.x)
If you want, give that a try and see if it makes a difference
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Thanks for the info!
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