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Need some help and advice. Which backup software is free or fairly reasonable to backup a cluster of 5 running vmare esxi 5.0

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I have a cluster of 3 HP Proliant 380 servers running on ESXI 5.0 on a  sd card and all images are on my HP P2000. My question is what is the best backup software available. What are my options for free software and how reliable are they? and the ones that have to be paid for which is the best and how reliable?
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If you have a licensed vcenter you can use Veeam.  I have vsphere essentials and use Veam to backup 3 W2008 servers.
Lots of options, Andrew will comment shortly.
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You will find there are FREE options with ALL the Backup Vendors, to entice you to use their product!

FREE products lack a scheduler! and some only allow you to backup and not restore!

VMware ESX/ESXi Backup Guide

You've done the hard part ensuring you have a Licensed version of VMware vSphere.

Veeam Backup and Replication is one of the leaders, and has been for many years, but they have been caught up quickly.....

http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esx-backup.html

Veeam is very good, many options, feature rich, with Replication....they all do the same, it depends which user interface you prefer.

We use all these......

AppAssure
http://www.appassure.com/ - Number 1 Backup and VMs and Cloud

Unitrends
http://www.unitrends.com/ - a good vRecovery Backup Appliance.

Symantec Backup Exec V-Ray Edition
http://www.symantec.com/backup-exec-vray-edition - Unmatched backup and recovery designed for virtual and physical environments

VM Explorer
http://www.trilead.com/ - Simply, cost effective and it works.

Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11 Virtual Edition
http://www.acronis.com/virtualization/ - simple but effective

StorageCraft ShadowProtect Server
http://www.storagecraft.com/  - amazing but can be expensive


NAKIVO Backup & Replication for VMware
http://www.nakivo.com/ - current testing proves very postiive

vBackup
http://www.thinware.net/Products/vBackup/tabid/202/Default.aspx
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by:Rick Whitehead
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Found one from one of the Experts that refereed me to Veeam
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Please assign points, and close correctly, rather than just deleting.
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by:Rick Whitehead
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Not understanding this correctly my apologize if someone could please help me on closing this?
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