Vmware backup

How to manual backup for virtual machine store in the Vsphere client show in the screenshot. Do i just backup the vmdk will do?

Please note we don't have a Veeam backup and vcenter to export to OVF files and the only solution is to do a manual backup.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
How to manual backup for virtual machine store in the Vsphere client show in the screenshot.

you could use WinSCP to connect directly to the host and copy the entire folder to a NAS or other storage device

Do i just backup the vmdk will do?

do the whole folder; you need the config file (vmx) and others for the vm to work if you put it on a different host
alanlam123Author Commented:
thanks for response base on the screesnhot which file extension that i should backup.

I know i need to backup vmdk , nvram , vmx, vmxf and vmsd , do i need to backup .log and .hlog
R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:

You can export your vm to an ova and have a backup of that vm.

You can go to your datastore where you store the vm and download all the files to your local machine.

The log files, are events that occur in the vm on its daily operation.

I remain attentive to your comments.

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
to be honest with you, copying files individually, is not a very good method, if you have no backup software....at least follow my EE Article

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alanlam123Author Commented:
thanks all for the help.
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