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How to backup NSX Manager using FileZilla Server

Recently, I’ve been doing some vRealize Operations Manager alarms/false positives review for a customer and noticed the “Scheduled backups are not enabled” alarm in vROps alarms dashboard. After some investigation, I discovered that the NSX manager is not being backed up on regular basis. This vROps alarm can easily be corrected by configuring NSX Manager to create backups and upload them to a FTP server. In my case I used the free FileZilla Server which […]

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How to install and configure Altaro VM Backup for VMware vSphere

Altaro Software is a fast growing developer of easy to use backup solutions that targets towards SMB customers and focus primarily on the Microsoft Hyper-V backup. But this is about to change as per today (September 9th, 2015) Altaro announces general availability of Altaro VM Backup for VMware vSphere! Full press release can be found here and you can download your evaluation copy here. So, let’s have a quick look on how to install and […]

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How To: vSphere Data Protection – Part 2: Backup & Restore

In the previous part of this mini how to series on vSphere Data Protection, we deployed and configured a VDP appliance. In this post we will take a closer look at the backup and restore process in vSphere Data Protection. Backup Window First, before you configure your backups, you should edit the backup window configuration and set up the maintenance window. The maintenance window is reserved for performing routine VDP maintenance activities such as integrity […]

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News: Veeam Announces Endpoint Backup FREE!

Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE is Veeam’s new backup solution for Windows-based computers (desktops & laptops) running Windows 7 and higher as well as Windows Server 2008 and higher. It is a standalone product and is not part of Veeam Backup & Replication nor the Veeam Availability Suite. This is clearly big news, and you may have a number of questions on what this new product is. Here are some FAQ on this announcement: What is […]

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PowerCLI Basics – Backup and Restore ESXi Configuration Data

Here is a quick post on how to backup and restore the ESXi configuration data using PowerCLI. Cmdlets used and the corresponding reference page: Get-VMHostFirmware Set-VMHostFirmware Backup First, connect to the vCenter Server with the PowerCLI C:\> Connect-VIServer command and enter your credentials. Backup the configuration data with PowerCLI C:\> Get-VMHostFirmware -VMHost <IP_or_FQDN> -BackupConfiguration -DestinationPath <Path> For example: PowerCLI C:\> Get-VMHostFirmware -VMHost -BackupConfiguration -DestinationPath D:\Configs\esx03 The backup file will be saved as a .tgz […]

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How to: Backup and restore ESXi configuration using vMA

A quick blog post about backing up and restoring the configuration of your ESXi hosts. It will shorten your recovery time when something goes wrong during an upgrade or in case of hardware failure and you want to restore the configuration of your ESXi hosts as soon as possible. Here are the steps to perform a back-up and restore of your ESXi host. Backup SSH or login to the vMA. Add the host as target […]