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DrCheese (16th June 2010)
I never noticed that Data Recovery 1.2 has also been released with vSphere 4U2
Data recovery is a backup to disk utility provided with VMware vSphere. Great on paper but failed to deliver reliable backups. You would forever get stalled backups and hung consistency checks, but for bundled in product it did save a few pence.
The change log looks like they have resolved many of the issues, so fingers crossed.
So how does this fit in with VMWare Consolidated backup?
Data Recovery is a standalone product, where VCB is desinged to integrate with your exsisting backup software (eg BackupExec). VCB will support larger VMware estates, Data Recovery only support 100 VM's per instance.
Future releases of VMware vCenter Server might not support installation on 32-bit Windows operating systems. VMware recommends installing vCenter Server on a 64-bit Windows operating system.
I installed this update on my ESXi Box (a HP ProLiant ML115), and keep getting Purple Screen of Death's, so I'd advise anyone with this ESXi box not to update yet.
Installed it on our ESX hosts yesterday.. no weird things untill now
BTW i allways install it from scratch, so no update
Just out of curisotiy, if I perform a clean install of ESXi on one of my HDD's, will I still be able to access the data on the datastores when the reinstall is finished?
What's the best way to install the update? We have 4 ESX hosts and I don't want to update a host and then have it not available. Do you move all VM's on the host to another host and perfom the update?
It was just the standalone ESXi version - would you recommend installing the HP version instead?
Ahh I see. It's just the standard ESXi from VMWare themselves that i'm using.
I can't seem to find on the website to download Update 2. I prefer to have a clean install of ESXi rather than do an upgrade. Has VMware uploaded this any where?
badders (16th June 2010)
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