How to: ESXi/vSphere backup with Uranium

ESXi/vSphere is a very popular virtualization platform. Developed by VMware, it serves the 67.6% of server virtualization market and the 58.4% of virtual desktop one, according to the latest V-index report. Such a widespread OS can’t be ignored and Freesoft empowered Uranium Backup (from version 8.6.0) with ESXi/vSphere 3.5-4.x-5.x backup and restore features. Let’s see a brief tutorial about how to backup a ESXi/vSphere virtual machine.

The first step is to create a new Backup Set:
ESXi/vSphere Backup Tutorial

In order to add an ESX backup job, simply click on the Click here to add a backup of ESXi/vSphere virtual machines link or on the related button in the right-click menu:
ESXi/vSphere Backup Tutorial

Now you have to specify server IP adress, user name and password.
ESXi/vSphere Backup Tutorial

Then Uranium will show you the list of the virtual machines deployed on the server. It’s possible to select multiple VMs.
ESXi/vSphere Backup Tutorial

It’s time to set up the local destination folder (it can be a network folder, a network disk, an external disk or a NAS device) and select if you want to copy the backup also in the common destinations. It’s even possible to keep multiple copies that will be overwritten starting from the oldest. You only need to specify, in the related field, the number of copies you want to store.
ESXi/vSphere Backup Tutorial

Once the configuration are applied, a new ESX item will appear on the list:
ESXi/vSphere Backup Tutorial

Now you can run your first ESXi/vSphere backup, like shown in the picture below:
ESXi/vSphere Backup Tutorial

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