Configuration backup for ESXi host

Martin Tarlink
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Having ESXi 5.5 installed on external USB one option to make ESXi backup is to shutdown ESXi Host and make clone copy of the USB drive.

Is there another way to copy all configuration for ESXi Host, something like export it to external file?
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You can use the vicfg commands to take backup and then restore it back when Needed.
This will take the configuration backup of your ESXi host

Backing up and restoring ESXi configuration using the vSphere Command-Line Interface and vSphere PowerCLI

This command will give you an option to output the configuration filw which you can store on your local desktop and when required you will have to power off all the VM;s on the host where you will restore the config file and then restore it.

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