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






Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s