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[Discuss] VSphere 5.5.0 U1 and backups

On 8/1/2014 2:33 PM, Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> What backup method do people use for VSphere 5.5.0 U1 for preserving
> VMs over the network?

Run a backup program in each VM. Seriously. If you're not using vSphere
Operations Management then you will shoot yourself in the foot trying to
back up running VMs from the outside.

> Goal is to preserve VMs to a remote location (backup system not
> directly attached), thus the need for a network-based solution.

That's not backup. That's replication. You should be looking at the
vSphere Replication subsystem.

Rich P.

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