Backup/Restore ESX configuration

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Re: Backup/Restore ESX configuration

Veeam Logoby cda » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:45 pm

Thanks a lot.
I'll try it.
Best regards
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[MERGED] Re: Backing Up ESXi Host Configuration

Veeam Logoby Doug.Butler » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:26 pm

Sorry for jump-starting an old thread, but I am currently wasting my time fiddling around with setting up vCLI and a nightly script to perform host backups as well. Add my name to the list of people who would like to see this feature added / returned to the B&R product.

Thanks!
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Re: Backup/Restore ESX configuration

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:21 am 1 person likes this post

Hi, Douglas.

I’ve merged you to the existing topic regarding the process of backing up and restoring ESXI configuration. As mentioned previously, you can easily backup your ESXi configuration either via vMA (Management Assistant) or via vCLI. Both of the methods are described above.

Hope this helps.
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[MERGED] Backing up ESX Host?

Veeam Logoby howartp » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:39 am

Hi,

I've been on the VMware ICM 5.5 course this week which has been a very interesting week and I've learnt a lot.

One though occurred to me though - Veeam is backing up all my VMs and I can restore any one/all of them very easily - but what happens regarding Host backup?

Is the host config (networking, storage, HA, alerts...) backed up anywhere/anytime?

And how do I restore it? If I have a Host failure and have to replace it completely, do I install ESX onto it manually then restore the config, or is there any bare-metal restore of ESX hosts in Veeam?

Peter
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Re: Backing up ESX Host?

Veeam Logoby VladV » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:17 am

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Re: Backing up ESX Host?

Veeam Logoby howartp » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:10 pm

Thanks; we didn't cover vSphere CLI or PowerCLI other than that it exists and is good to learn, but I'm into Powershell myself so I'll look that up.

Cheers,

Peter
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Re: Backing up ESX Host?

Veeam Logoby VladV » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:53 pm

It would be extremely helpful if Veeam would backup and restore ESXi configurations, but I don't know of a backup software that can. Anyway, the CLI should do it.
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Re: Backing up ESX Host?

Veeam Logoby lp@albersdruck.de » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:40 pm 1 person likes this post

VladV wrote:It would be extremely helpful if Veeam would backup and restore ESXi configurations, but I don't know of a backup software that can. Anyway, the CLI should do it.


Acronis Backup for VMware does backup ESXi servers and configuration.
That is about the only thing that it does better than Veeam though :twisted:
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Re: Backup/Restore ESX configuration

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:11 pm

How often do you change a configuration in an ESXi host?
If it's only to have a restorable configuration, you can use vicfg-cfgbackup.pl (http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2042141) and same the tgz file out of the ESXi server. Not saying is the proper solution, but if the only need to look somewhere else of Veeam, run this on a script and keep using Veeam :)
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[MERGED] Feature request: Backup hypervisor configuration

Veeam Logoby haslund » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:05 pm

It could be a cool feature if VBR supported backup and restore of hypervisor configuration.
I am not sure how easy it would be for Hyper-V, but ESXi has commands for export/import of configuration files.

Thank you for your kind consideration.
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Re: Backup/Restore ESX configuration

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:05 am

You can schedule the VMware-specific commands as a post-job activity and select a day when post-job activity should take place. Say, once a week, as it doesn't make a lot of sense to backup configuration more frequently.

The resulting files can be copied to whatever location you want via file copy job.

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[MERGED] Feature Request Backing Up ESXi configuration

Veeam Logoby josecastro » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:53 pm

Hello Veeam Team.

Part our disaster recover model include backing up and restoring (in case necessary) ESXi configuration

We do this using vSphere Coommand Line Interface and vSphere Power CLI.

Could you create a feature where we can backup or restore this important part of VMWare please?

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/micros ... Id=2042141



Additional Information

Note: The information about virtual machines is not stored in the config backup and the virtual machines must be re-inventoried from the datastore browser after a config backup restore. Also, bootbank information is not stored in a config backup. If needed, this must be backed up and downloaded separately in a compressed tar file.
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Re: Backup/Restore ESX configuration

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:31 pm

Jose, thanks for the feedback. You can find some additional considerations regarding this request in the thread above. Thanks.
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