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Vsdp using esata devices

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Can vsphere data protection send back ups to esata devices that are connected to a windows based system.
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No, I'm afraid not, VDP must be installed on a VMware datastore, so either VMFS or NFS.

If you Windows server is running NFS, the ESXi host could connect to the NFS export on Windows.
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by:Leigh Kalbli
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Andrew,
To clarify, the appliance must be installed on a VMware datastore but i should be able to set up an NFS share on a windows box to the esata?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Windows Server does support NFS, and NFS exports can be connected to ESXi.

and then you can install VDP on NFS.
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