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  • VCB or Backup Software?

    I am considering using VMware and have received conflicting advice and info regarding backup. Anyone here have any preferences for VMware backup?

    I have looked at Vizioncore, VCB or Backup Exec with the remote agents installed on the individual VM's.

    Thanks,
    Ben

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    Re: VCB or Backup Software?

    I've been using Vizioncore vRanger PRO for a few years and really like it although it is not without it's share of quirks and a few bugs here and there. Mostly it gets the job done.

    VCB is more complex, cumbersome, and not nearly as intuitive. Unfortunately I'm being forced to convert to VCB with a conversion from Backup Exec to NetBackup and I'm kicking and screaming most of the way.

    Jas
    VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
    boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist
    My advice has no warranties. Follow at your own risk.

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    • #3
      Re: VCB or Backup Software?

      Good thing about NetBackup is job security. I hear its a pain to learn but once you do it will give your boss another reason to keep you around.

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      • #4
        Re: VCB or Backup Software?

        Interesting thought but from what I've witnessed, a job can be transferred to someone else and re-learned at acceptable cost. I don't believe in 100% job security.
        VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
        boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist
        My advice has no warranties. Follow at your own risk.

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        • #5
          Re: VCB or Backup Software?

          Originally posted by jasonboche View Post
          I don't believe in 100% job security.
          Is there such a thing lol.

          No-one is in-dispensible.

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          • #6
            Re: VCB or Backup Software?

            Hi DODBEN,


            I am have the following setup

            ESX 3i Update 2
            ESX 3.5 Update 3
            ESX 3.5 Update 2

            With ARCserve 12.0 sp1 as the backup server for backing up the Virtual Machines

            I like the problem because it is simple to configure and quite effective.


            Check the Vedio Series of ARCserve 12.0

            https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/an...ideoindex.html


            Cheers

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            • #7
              Re: VCB or Backup Software?

              Hi DODBEN,


              I am using ARCserve 12.0 sp1 to backup my

              1 ESX 3i Update 2
              1 ESX 3.5 Update 3
              1 ESX 3.5 Update 2


              I like the Product because it is simple to configure and quite effective.


              Check the Vedio Series of ARCserve 12.0

              https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/an...ideoindex.html


              Cheers

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              • #8
                Re: VCB or Backup Software?

                I use VCB because our scenario is not that complex. We have the option of using Netbackup but choose to use this script instead. http://www.virtualize.dk/scripts/

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