VMware ESX VCB Backup is a script that makes it possible to back up VMs automatically using different schedules. The backup is set up using key words in the VMs annotations. A backup can be made just once or on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. The grace period of the backups can be set to whatever your storage capacity allows. The script is run through cron or manually. The backup script comes with a restore script that provides a small menu to make restoring a backed up VM quite easy.
|Tags||ESX VMware vcb vcbmounter backup script vcbbackup redhat unix linux|
|Operating Systems||ESX vSphere|
I have some trouble with the cleanup functions, so the release for ESXi will be delayed :( For some reason the host touches the backup directories frequently which makes it impossible to use "find -mtime" to clean up the old backups... have to debug this.
Release Notes: A bug with datastore detection was fixed. If the host was set to a German locale, it was possible that datastores were not correctly detected on certain dates.
Release Notes: Production datastore autodetection was added. Backup datastore autodetection was added. Some code was cleaned up. A script for restoring from a backup was added.
Release Notes: Minor fixes were made.