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Hot backups of GSX hosts

Discussion in 'Networks' started by zebulebu, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    Our DR facility runs off a couple of GSX hosts (can't afford ESX!). Unfortunately, with GSX, there's no native way to take hot backups of running hosts, so, at the moment, we're relying on a cruddy backup method. Since we can't afford a license for Veritas either I think you can probably guess what it is... That's right - Good ol' Windows Backup!

    Does anyone know of a free (or dirt cheap) method of running hot backups of GSX VMs? I can't afford to have downtime, so my first port of call (schedule a VM suspend and backup) isn't an option. I've been searching and can't find anything that suggests its possible - largely because the image would be inconsistent. If anyone (Phoenix, Luddym maybe) has any alternative views - or even a definitive 'No - it can't be done' I'd certainly appreciate it

    Cheers!
     
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  2. Luddym

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    Sorry Zeb, GSX isn't my strong point. Other than Veritas.... I think it 'might' be possible though scripting, but can't really be much help.
     
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  4. nugget
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    What are the host systems that the GSX systems are running on?

    Would it be an option to put Acronis on there?
     
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