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Copying an ESX 2.5 VM to another 2.5 environment

Post by seanh » Jun 25, 2012 12:31 pm

Hi there,

Apologies if this is not the correct forum for this query.
Can anyone confirm if the Backup 6.1.0.181 product will support copying a VM running on ESX 2.5 to another 2.5 environment please ?

We are moving the physical hardware this weekend and wanted to use the free product to take a one off copy as a safety net.

We have done this using an old copy of FastSCP but need to install this on a new machine, hence the query.

Many thanks in advance

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Re: Copying an ESX 2.5 VM to another 2.5 environment

Post by Gostev » Jun 25, 2012 12:47 pm

Hi, as per System Requirements out product supports ESXi 3.5 or later only. Thanks!

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Re: Copying an ESX 2.5 VM to another 2.5 environment

Post by seanh » Jun 25, 2012 3:35 pm

thanks for the reply

is the old version of fastSCP not available for download from any archived site ?

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Re: Copying an ESX 2.5 VM to another 2.5 environment

Post by foggy » Jun 25, 2012 3:51 pm

You can donwload the latest FastSCP version (3.0.2) here (though I'm not sure it supports ESX 2.5, at least this version is not listed in the release notes).

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Re: Copying an ESX 2.5 VM to another 2.5 environment

Post by seanh » Jun 26, 2012 9:31 am

thanks for your reply foggy

is anyone out there able to confirm please whether fastSCP v3.0.2 is backwards compatible with ESX 2.5 ?

thanks again
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Re: Copying an ESX 2.5 VM to another 2.5 environment

Post by Gostev » Jun 26, 2012 3:42 pm

Even the oldest version of FastSCP I still remember (from 4 years ago) required ESX 3.0.1 or later.

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Re: Copying an ESX 2.5 VM to another 2.5 environment

Post by tsightler » Jun 26, 2012 6:43 pm

But you can use regular ole SCP, it's built right in to the ESX 2.5 console. Just power down the VM and copy it with SCP command line. That being said, might be time to consider upgrading to a newer ESX version as 2.5 is, well, pretty old, and has been out of support for over 2 years, even if you are on the latest patch (2.5.5).

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