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VM copy and VM backup

Post by leiw » Mar 03, 2010 3:07 am

Hello

What different between VM copy and VM backup?

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Re: VM copy and VM backup

Post by TrevorBell » Mar 03, 2010 8:03 am

Copy will just make a copy of a VM e.g like for like dump from one place to another, a backup will store the VM as one file and with compression etc if required.

Some people try and just use VM Copy to make backups, buts just use the backup program its much better and more functionality.

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Re: VM copy and VM backup

Post by leiw » Mar 03, 2010 9:26 am

>> a backup will store the VM as one file and with compression etc if required.

How to extract it ?

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Re: VM copy and VM backup

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 03, 2010 9:59 am

Hello leiw,

Please review existing threads for the difference: Backup vs VM Copy / transactional integrity and VM Copy vs Replication

You can restore VMs from the VBK file using Restore Wizard, for more information please refer to the User Guide.

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Re: VM copy and VM backup

Post by leiw » Mar 04, 2010 4:08 am

After read your posts, the VM copy is not incremental back and backup utility is incremental back, right?

and is the Veeam file resote wizard can restore Linux guest from VM copy and backup utility?

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Re: VM copy and VM backup

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 04, 2010 8:36 am

Leiw,

That's correct, VM copy doesn't do incremental runs, only backup and replica jobs have that functionality. You can backup and restore any OS that is supported by VMware. VM Copy is not intended for backup, but rather for VM management - with VM Copy you can perform complete transactionally consistent copy of a running VM to any place you need.

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Re: VM copy and VM backup

Post by leiw » Mar 04, 2010 6:30 pm

Hi

I tested VM copy and backu utility today, I feeling they are useful.

I read document but still don't understand what's Extract Utility, could you explain it?

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Re: VM copy and VM backup

Post by Gostev » Mar 04, 2010 7:14 pm

Hello, this utility allows to extract your backup files without having Veeam Backup product installed. You can find more details starting from page 86 of the User Guide. Thank you.

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Re: VM copy and VM backup

Post by leiw » Mar 04, 2010 11:54 pm

Hello

We have remote site, can I use USB insert to EXS for import backup? or insert the USB to Windows desktop for import backup?

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Re: VM copy and VM backup

Post by Gostev » Mar 05, 2010 1:32 am

Hello, it has to be Windows desktop.

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Re: VM copy and VM backup

Post by leiw » Mar 05, 2010 6:45 am

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