mirror VMWare VMs

Is there a way to just copy the VMWare VMs from the live machine and store them as backup? For example, I know there is a p2v Microsoft tool that mirrors a physical server. Can I do the same for VMs?
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BeartlaoiCommented:
Yes, in vSphere its called a clone.  Its the best backup since you can just start it if the original goes bad.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMware Replication ?

Will automatically Replicate VMs.
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S00007359Cloud Engineering OfficerCommented:
your best solution will be to use veeam backup for vmware - free edition. you can backup the entire vm's [please check the veeam free edition limitations on the number or vm's you can backup) to alternate locations.
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