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  • VCB hotadd vs. SAN mode backup consideration ?

    Hi All,

    My goal is to make the backup of VM faster since most of the VM is in the MD3000i_SAN VMFS and between the ESXi host is direct connection to the both ESXi1 and ESXi2

    I’d like to get clarification in using VCB v1.5 update 1 ESXi VM backup with –hotadd method in vSphere 4 (All server is ESXi 4)
    According to: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/mic...rnalId=1004358

    Network diagram: Do I have to do the settings as follows:
    1. Windows Server 2003 x64 Std. VM + VCB Framework deployed on the ESXi1 and ESXi2 local SATA Datastore, namely VCBProxy01 and VCBProxy02 [all only got 40 GB HD size]
    2. Empty VM created on both ESXi1 and ESXi2 namely VCBProxy01(VCB-HELPER) and VCBProxy02 VCBProxy01(VCB-HELPER). [All without hard disk]


    but then I got lost in the backup job selection list (see attachment) as I could not select which items to select and in the Media Set selection of which location to select as the backup directory ?

    Any idea of how to do the hotadd method of multiple VM (online & offline) through command line please ?

    Or should I select –SAN mode instead ?
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  • #2
    Re: VCB hotadd vs. SAN mode backup consideration ?

    It's probably easier for you to run scripts directly on the ESXi boxes themselves. There's something called the vGhetto backup script.

    http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-8760
    GoogleFu is strong with this one ^

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    • #3
      Re: VCB hotadd vs. SAN mode backup consideration ?

      Originally posted by stamandster View Post
      It's probably easier for you to run scripts directly on the ESXi boxes themselves. There's something called the vGhetto backup script.

      http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-8760
      so in using this vGhetto script, it can "replicate" the VMDK from my SAN_VMFS into the Local SATA VMFS datastore ?

      that sounds like a good idea, so when the SAN is somehow got problem, the copied VM can be added into inventory and then started ?

      cmiiw

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      • #4
        Re: VCB hotadd vs. SAN mode backup consideration ?

        I'm not sure what exactly can be configured. But it seems reasonable.

        Here's another couple guides on something a little different

        http://www.sohoadvisers.com/tutorial...to-windows-nfs
        http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarge...fs-in-windows/
        http://www.rancidswan.com/?cat=7
        http://blog.theworldrunsontechnology...up-job-or.html
        GoogleFu is strong with this one ^

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