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Backup vSphere virtual machines without snapshot( i have no room for snapshots)

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My VMSphere storage is nearly full, I have tried numerous backup programs with no luck. I have old storage that is like walking in hip deep mud. Migrating to that would take more than a weekend,  the current storage is iscsi connected and I don't know how to install more storage.I need to back It up so can convert it to hyper-v
Any help is appreciated.
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If you backup the traditional way, using a backup product which uses snapshots, you must have storage space for the snapshot.

1. Do you have a additional datastore, you could relocate the snapshot to? So backups can commence?

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Why don't start using Veeam backup & replication?  It is a great product to backup VMs.
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@Zacharia Kurian - It uses the vSphere Storage API (which uses Snapshots to backup the VM!)
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In that case do the backups with a normal backup agent (ARCserve, BackupExec, TSM, Commvault) , and backup the VM like it was a normal server.

In any case, having the DataStores without much room left is usually not a good practice.

Try to recover wasted space from some VMs  reconverting them with Converter. But it will be lengthy.
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That suits my situation perfectly, thanks guy's
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I need to back It up so can convert it to hyper-v
Any help is appreciated.

This does not require any additional storage!

How are you converting your VMware vSphere VMs to Hyper-V ?
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