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Making an image of a VMWare Client

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I have a VMWare ESXi host with 3 clients, one of the hard drive failed and I don't want to lose any data. How can I make an image of each server? Would snapshots be enough? Can I copy the snapshots to an external drive so I won't lose the images if the system goes down?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Snapshots are not the answer, and they are not backups!

You can read me EE Article here

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient

Export and Import quicky!

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Part 10: HOW TO: Backup (Export) and Restore (Import) virtual machines to VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 for FREE

You could also use VMware Converter.

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by:Claude Constantinescu
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Thank you for your articles!
If I create an OVF file, and I create a new VM Machine on a different server, can I restore the file there? Do I have to specify the datastore then?
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You just import the OVF and select a datastore, and after import the VM is ready to start.
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