after April 21, 2020
after April 21, 2020
File Explorer, the program you use to view folders and files crashes. The whole computer appears to be frozen.
Hit Windows+R to open the Run box. Type in
cmd to search for Command Prompt. Right-click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator on the menu.
Type this sequence of commands
There are a lot of backup softwares for vmware virtual machine and some are free, but in a scenario it should not be possible to use one of these : for example, if you have vmware esx hosts with old versions (4.0,5.5).
Usually you get connection to esx host using vsphere client, but you have to use ghetto script directly inside esx operating system. So you need to operate using a prompt via ssh. Download, for example, putty : https://www.putty.org/
SSH port in esx host is number 22. To understand if this port is open, you could open a dos prompt and type
telnet your_esx_ip_address 22
you should recive some response.
By default SSH is disabled on an ESXi host.
To connect to esx host via putty you need to create a user on esx. Open vsphere client.
Ghetto script is a file and you will have to upload on esx server this file. To do this task we”l use for example WinSCP that is a free and open-source file transfer utility for Windows. It can be used to transfer files between a local and remote machine over SSH. You can download it from here : https://winscp.net/eng/download.php
Install it. Now you have all tools and we can start to work on Ghetto.
First of all you need to download ghetto from github repository : https://github.com/lamw/ghettoVCB
Unzip it. Open with an editor the file ghettoVCB.sh. You have to update only one line of script :
That you have to substitute with the path of the datastore where you’ll save the backup of vm.
Two options to find the datastore path :
If you ‘ll call ghetto script , you’ll backup all machines in your esx. Instead you can backup only some specific virtual machine. Create a new file, for example mylist.txt with the esactly name of each virtual machine to backup, in each line.
So you have two files (ghettoVCB.sh, mylist.txt) to upload in esx environment. To do this you can use WinSCP. When the Login dialog pops up click on New Site, enter the IP address in the hostname field, the username and password and then click Login.
WinSCP window is divided in two part : on the left side there is your computer, on the right side there is the esx environment. On esx, create a new folder and upload in it the two files.
Double click on the PuTTY shortcut , enter the IP address of the ESX and click Open. Enter the username and your password and you should now be connected.
To continue you need to have administrator (root) priviliges. Write
and enter the password of root user.
Now you need to give execution privileges to .sh file. Navigate in the folder where you have put your files and write the command
chmod +x ghettoVCB.sh
Write the command :
./ghettoVCB.sh -f mylist.txt -l output.txt
This command will backup all the virtual machines written in mylist.txt and will write the log of process in the file output.txt in the same folder.
To install Veem Backup and Replication on Windows 2012 server, you need :
I had some problems finding the VSP and VTSP courses to get fresh as a vmware partner in the new Partner Connect portal. So i decided to write few sentences about this.
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