VM backup solution

paul

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What do you guys use for your vSphere backups? I'm using VMWare DR, but without vCenter I have to run them manually.

Current setup:
vSphere 5.1 on a USB
Intel Xeon E3-1230
Supermicro X9SCL-F
2x 8GB Kingston ECC sticks (can't recall model number)
9x 2TB Seagate Barracudas in RAID6
Intel X-25M 80GB (for some testing VMs)
LSI/3ware 9750-8i w/ BBU
HP SAS Expander

I only need to backup 5 VMs to disk. Critical data is backed up offsite.
 
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Jeggs101

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I store the virtual disks on network storage to avoid this entirely.

Some at work use vRanger though.
 

sboesch

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At work I used to use vRanger Pro 5x. I have since moved us off to Appassure 5x.
At home with VMWare, I use ghettoVCB.sh . This is essentialy a cron job that kicks off a bash script just like other nix systems, backing up the stored virtual machines.
For my Hyper-V home stuff I schedule snapshots of the VHD's, this too works well.
 
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paul

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I store the virtual disks on network storage to avoid this entirely.

Some at work use vRanger though.
I don't follow. Network storage with snapshots?

At work I used to use vRanger Pro 5x. I have since moved us off to Appassure 5x.
At home with VMWare, I use ghettoVCB.sh . This is essentialy a cron job that kicks off a bash script just like other nix systems, backing up the stored virtual machines.
For my Hyper-V home stuff I schedule snapshots of the VHD's, this too works well.
I've talked to a VCP at work and he also recommended ghettoVCB. Hopefully it works better than it sounds.