Discussions specific to the VMware vSphere hypervisor
Post Reply
Posts: 27
Liked: never
Joined: Mar 11, 2017 9:53 am

Question about good external disk backup

Post by User56 » Sep 20, 2019 3:42 pm


do you have a Idea how to make a NICE external-Disk-Backup-Conecpt?
We have a HPE RDX USB 3.0 drive and it was difficult ot add it to the esxi HOST.

Thx, best regards


Goal: backup to removable media (the esxi hosts)
(with Veeam B + R 9.5 which runs with Win10 as local virtual machine on the same esxi)
(there is another server-internal partition on which the Veeam also backs up / makes backup)

Problem: the esxi webadmin somehow always smeared when trying to free / allow USB drive / controller
Whether it worked with other USB stick, other VM, etc. I unfortunately do not know.

That should actually work quite normally without the need to make a special bell.
If we had bought a Vmware esxi ROK license, we probably would have been able to open a software support case. Have an aftersales support case open.

It is the HPE Esxi 6.7 Image installed about 2 months ago.

HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10
C8S07B HPE RDX External Docking Station (seems
https://www.hpe.com/de/de/product-catal ... 02103.html
https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/gethtml. ... =c04111633
Q2044A HP RDX Cartridge, 1TB

Have noticed that this RDX is not in the HPE Quickspecs from the GEN10 server, only at Gen9 -
The power supply from the RDX is currently not available, so that has not been tried - have the HPE USB ports too little power?

In HPE Quickspecs from the RDX stands:
USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0; USB 3.0 port, the user does not want to experience the full transfer performance that their RDX USB 3.0 system offers. Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends the following controller for a user who currently has USB 2.0: Startech 2 port PCI Express SuperSpeed ​​USB 3.0 card. HPE USB 3.0 controllers do not support this product.

An internal RDX (in the photo there is also USB cable, I think ..) was not taken, so room for HDD upgrade remains.

Veeam Software
Posts: 428
Liked: 56 times
Joined: Aug 28, 2013 8:23 am
Full Name: Petr Makarov
Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Re: Question about good external disk backup

Post by PetrM » Sep 20, 2019 4:26 pm


I'd suggest to review this section on our help center to get more information about repositories with rotated drives.

Please let us know if you have some questions.


Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 22 guests