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Can Veeam Backup & Recovery 5 - backup ESXi 5.1?

Can Veeam Backup & Recovery version 5 backup ESXi 5.1 licensed host?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Veeam can only backup the VMs, if that's what you are asking.

It cannot backup the host OS.

There is little need to backup the host OS, but here are some options if, you are using a flash drive or SD card.

How to Backup an ESXi installation on an USB Flash Drive or SD card, for security or redundancy.

see here

Using the vSphere CLI

To back up the configuration data for an ESXi host using the vSphere CLI, run the command:

vicfg-cfgbackup --server=ESXi_host_IP_address --username=root -s output_file_name

If you are using vSphere CLI for Windows, run this command:

vicfg-cfgbackup.pl --server=ESXi_host_IP_address --username=root -s output_file_name

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