Solved

Physical to virtual backups

Posted on 2014-03-28
4
453 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-30
Hello experts,

Here is my scenario, I want to backup my physical server(s) to Virtual Machines hosted on my ESXi 5.0 server. I am not sure what is the best way to go about doing this. Not sure if this is making any sense to anyone but here is what I am trying to do:

1. I want to be able to use the VM copy of my physical server(s) in the event of an outage.
     - Like a failover cluster situation.
     - Thinking about using Double-Take to replicate the physical to virtual (is this wise?)
2. I then want to use Veeam backup v7 to backup to a external drive so that I can take the VM backups off site.

What is the best way for me to accomplish this, is the a better way. If possible, could you link me to a diagram of what would work.

Thanks in advance!
0
Comment
Question by:CervisTECH
4 Comments
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 39961962
That is a great concept but one problem that may come up with this scenario is if your backup server is on a VM and the physical box dies, there goes your backup system.

I'd always leave your backup on a physical system. It also reduces complexity with ESX trying to connect to a tape or external drive system for storing backup files.
0
 
LVL 119

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 39962365
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Haresh Nikumbh
ID: 39963635
I will recommend StorageCraft backup solution too.

you can configure 15 mins backup schedule, in event of server crash you can virtulize server from backup image.

this solution works like charm , simple recovery procedure, tested and trusted by the ppls.

many organization is using this solution as a DR solutions for the server.

Shadowprotect
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:CervisTECH
ID: 39965341
Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

HOW TO: Install and Configure VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5), Step by Step Tutorial with screenshots. From Download, Checking Media, to Completed Installation.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, using the VMware Host Client. The virtual machine has Windows Server 2016 instal…
Teach the user how to use vSphere Update Manager to update the VMware Tools and virtual machine hardware version Open vSphere Client: Review manual processes for updating VMware Tools and virtual hardware versions: Create a new baseline group in vSp…
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…

832 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question