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  • ESX 3 backups

    Hey guys,

    I have ESX 3 and I'm trying to back it up on a network mounted directory.

    I tried using and as far as I know, it does not support ESX 3.
    I also tried vcbMounter, and it wont let me back up.

    I just need to create a backup to a directory /mnt/backup which is mounted to a computer located in the network.

    could you please help me solve it?

    thanks alot,


  • #2
    Re: ESX 3 backups

    Hi Strife,
    We are just now installing ESX at my company so, right now, I have no idea. Perhaps soon, I will learn more about the "amazing ESX" and will be able to help more.

    Is anyone else out there using ESX who might be able to help?

    Thanks for the post!

    David Davis - Petri Forums Moderator & Video Training Author
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    • #3
      Re: ESX 3 backups

      Hi Strife

      I use Vizioncore's ESX Ranger Pro to back up our ESX 2.5 VM's on a Windows 2003 Server - the new version (2.0) should support VI3 too.

      You can download a trail version at

      I hope this post help'd.



      • #4
        Re: ESX 3 backups

        ESX can provide a build in backup util.
        You just need to buy the license for it. Dont waste time on
        third party products..
        Best Regards,

        Yuval Sinay

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