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manivas
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Image level backup on ESX 3.5 ?

We are migrating from esx3.5 to vSphere 4 and also got a new avamar (v5SP1).

Was testing the Proxy backup which works fantastic with the vSphere 4.

I am wondering how can i backup the vmdk's from ESX3.5 and restore on vSphere 4.

Ideas please.

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manivas
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Re: Image level backup on ESX 3.5 ?

I found the answer by installing Linux client on ESX and backup the vmdk files directly or by using vcbMounter for running VMs.

For restore, i followed the same method, by installing linux client on esx4 and successfully restored the vmdk and added to the inventory.

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