Using VMware ESX Server System and VMware Virtual Infrastructure for Backup, Restoration, and Disaster Recovery
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Overview: The flexibility provided by Virtual Infrastructure, allows ESX Server backup and restore procedures into the existing methodologies and procedures. Given the unique nature of VMware technology, though, new and more advantageous ways of approaching these critical tasks may present themselves. This paper describes what resources should be backed up on an ESX server and explains all the options available for that backup, including advantages and disadvantages of each option.