Have a look at this:
esXpress - Download
After the trial expires it stays functional as a free version
During the next half term i will having VMware infrustructure installed and apparantly i need the VMware plugin for backup exec 12.5.
Do i really need this as i heard from someone that unless i have this module then i will have to write a script or i wont be able to do backups or do VCB
Any help on this would be much appreciated as the module costs £1290 and because i have 2 Vmware esx Servers i will have to have two of them!
Have a look at this. This only requires one license per Host and you don't have to worry about running Backup Exec backups to get file level recovery.
VMware Backup for ESX and ESXi
Looks like they are local to you too.
meastaugh1 (6th February 2009)
esxpress no longer free
time to look at scripting, including free vmotion scripting.
I am currently using Backup Exec 12.5, although still using the guest agent for day to day backups, although I will be exporting VMs to an image once a term to help with disaster recovery.
Edit: It appears that you may well need a license to use the SVMotion anyway. There are still things you can script to stop it on one host and start it on another, but not while the VM is online.
Last edited by DMcCoy; 13th February 2009 at 03:20 PM.
Check out 'ghettoQuickMigrate.sh' according to the author: "This script provides administrators running the free version of ESXi on several hosts with the capability to perform Hyper-V-like "quick" migrations of virtual machines residing on shared storage between the hosts." You just need VIMA: w00t.
Some usefull scripts inc ghettoquickmigrate and ghettoVCB here:
VMware ESX 3.x and ESXi Shell Scripts & Resources
Last edited by Theblacksheep; 13th February 2009 at 04:33 PM.
Netman (17th February 2009)
veeam have just released veeam backup 3 with support for esx, esxi both free and Vi3 with or without VCB and file levelbackups. Its free too...
VMware Backup, ESX/ESXi backup and replication, fast file-level recovery with Veeam Backup
Will test and let you know once air-con is in.
I use a great script by xtravirt.com, free and easy to setup providing you have access to command console
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