We have about 8 remote site locations that have 1-2 ESX hosts at each site. These hosts are using the free edition of ESXi 5.1. Originally, I was using Veeam on two sites I had additional Veeam and VMware licensing for. However we don't really want to license the additional hosts if we don't have to.
Since Veeam requires Storage API to be available on each host, we would have to purchase the essentials plus licensing to backup these locations.
Is anyone aware of any software that can actually backup the environment (complete VM back, increments, single file restore) without the need of purchasing a VMware license?
I am open for any suggestions.