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Backing up Linux VM's

Post by DeaconZ » Jul 13, 2010 3:08 pm

Hi, I'm new to VEEAM. I have no problem backing up Windows VM's, but now I have a RHEL5 VM that needs to be backed up. I do not control filesystem access on the Linux VM and the Server Admin is reluctant to give me the root account password. Can I use a non-root account and sudo or something like that to get VEEAM to back it up?

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Re: Backing up Linux VM's

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 13, 2010 3:20 pm

Hello,

You don't need to specify any Guest OS accounts to backup Linux VMs. If you want to have consistent backups you should be using VMware Tools Quiescence option (enabled by default) which doesn't require direct access to VMs.

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Re: Backing up Linux VM's

Post by DeaconZ » Jul 13, 2010 3:26 pm

So, I just make sure VMware tools quiescence is enabled (Default) in Advanced, and that VSS is un-checked?

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Re: Backing up Linux VM's

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 13, 2010 3:36 pm

That's correct. Microsoft VSS is not supported for Linux-based VMs anyway.

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