Monthly Archives: August 2006

VMware ESX 3 Virtual Infrastructure 3 has arrived

vmsnap and vmrestore that was used to backup and restore vmwesx 2.5 (esx2.x) VMs & vmdk’s have been replaced in vmwesx 3 with VMWVCB vcbMounter and vcbRestore

you will also need to get version 3 of vmbk.pl if you are using that to backup your VMs

# vcbUtil -u root -p password -c ping
# vcbUtil -u root -p password -c resourcepools
# vcbUtil -u root -p password -c vmfolders

# vcbVmName -u root -p password -s any:

# vcbMounter -u root -p password -a powerstate:off -r /vmimages/off
# vcbMounter -u root -p password -a moref:96 -r /vmimages/centos3
# vcbMounter -u root -p password -a name:centos4 -r /vmimages/centos4
# vcbMounter -u root -p password -a uuid:65D4EE45 -r /vmimages/centos5
# vcbMounter -u root -p password -a moref:16 -r /vmimages/rhel4

# vcbRestore -u root -p password -s /vmimages/off/ -b overwrite

See

http://pubs.vmware.com/vi301/backup/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=backup&file=vm_bug_appA.7.5.html

http://www.vmware.com/products/beta/esx-vc/vcb-cos-esx30-usage.html

http://www.petri.co.il/vmware-consolidated-backup-utilities.htm

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