Re: [ADSM-L] Backup on VMWARE ESX

2007-08-29 07:51:31
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] Backup on VMWARE ESX
From: Wojtek Pięcek <woju AT PINGWIN.WAW DOT PL>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 13:49:34 +0200
On 8/29/07, Stef Coene <stef.coene AT docum DOT org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 29 August 2007, Richard van Denzel wrote:
> > Hello Pierre,
> >
> > It depends on wether your ESX Server will be 2.x or 3.x.
> > The consolidated backup is for 2.x only. On ESX 3.x servers the way VM's
> > are deployed is completely changed and there is AFAIK no way to backup
> > the VMDK files.
> I think consolidated backup is also available for 3.x (I'm pretty sure).

Consolidated backup isn't available for 2.5.x, I think. It's 3.x feature.

> For backup of the vmdk files, I adapted my custom script for ESC 2.x to 3.x
> (in stead of redo logs you have to snapshot) so I can online backup the vmdk
> files.  Works flawless.
> For a all-in-one backup script, google for vmbk.

Why not use client at virtual machine level? It have better gradiation
(single file). Yes, restoring all machine is very complicated for
client level backup.

> Stef


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