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Feb 7 2009   11:09PM GMT

Creating virtual machine backups in VMware continued…

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hello again, so here we go continued from my previous post. I am going to explain how to implement this script in VMware ESXi as this is the most likely way people will be using this script. Most peole using the full VMware ESX version will probably go with a commercial 3rd party product backup solution.

So in order to implement this script you will first have to enable SSH access to the ESXi server. You can do this by following my enable SSH instructions in my blog post here.

Then after you have enabled SSH, please follow my detailed instructions in my blog post here.

-Cheers, RP

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  • Mcargy08
    hi, im new to VMware ESXi server and I need to backup our VM's, I followed the instructions above and when I tried to run it, it says Permission denied? Am i doing something wrong?
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  • Mcargy08
    Was able to fix my problem now. I run chmod 755 on the file
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  • Fl0at
    Hi! I think we twittered last week... When running your script it is not able to backup running vms on my ESXi 3.5 server. Also, when using the vim-cmd vmsvc/xxx commands, i get a segmentation fault if handing over the VmID...? Regards, chris
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