My client has 10 virtual machines at present,and he want to test a suitable free backup solution for backing up his Vmware environment before make a final decision.

  • Do you want to make backups from within the guests or from within the host(s)? What is your host OS? your guest OSes? – knb Jul 18 '19 at 7:25
  • from guests with linux – gabby mayer Jul 19 '19 at 3:04
  • you can try deja-dup if the guests have Gnome installed (unlikely if they are servers) – knb Jul 19 '19 at 7:07
  • Thanks for your answer – gabby mayer Jul 22 '19 at 10:03

I think you could try to test vinchin free edition which can support Vmware environment. And besides it also has some features that may cover your demands like CBT,data compression,incremental backup and differential backup and so on.

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  • Vinchin backup software support agentless backup? and what kind of type does your backup solution support as a repository? – gabby mayer Jul 22 '19 at 10:05
  • Thanks for your asking. vinchin support agentless backup.only need to install a small plug-in on your hypervisor layer. then you could backup unlimited VMs. – Minnie Jul 22 '19 at 10:09
  • and we support partition, local disk, LVM, FC,ISCSI,NFS,CIFS – Minnie Jul 22 '19 at 10:10
  • hope my answer could help you – Minnie Jul 22 '19 at 10:11
  • Thanks for your answer – gabby mayer Jul 24 '19 at 3:49

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