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create online backups of vm's with free Esxi 3 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 0  
- Download xsibackup from sourceforge.net/projects/xsibackup/
- Enable ssh on Esxi
- Copy content of zip to a location on Esxi. This can be a vmfs volume (Datastore browser) or any other directory (winscp)
- make xsibackup executable: chmod 0700 xsibackup*
- run xsibackup without any parameters, the parameters will be displayed: ./xsibackup

Make sure before you create a backup all snapshots are deleted. When you script runs, all snapshots will be deleted. If there are a lot of snapshots, this will be an issue.

Simple backup example

./xsibackup --backup-point=/vmfs/volumes/backup --backup-type=custom --backup-vms="vm1,vm2"

What the script does is create a snapshot of the vm --> copy the vm's --> delete the snapshot
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