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How to backup VMware ESXi to Amazon S3 and local drive


A step by step guide on how to do VMware ESXi virtual machine (VM) level backup to public cloud storage, such as Dropbox, Windows Azure, Amazon S3, as well as local hard drive. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How to backup VMware ESXi to Amazon S3 and local drive

How to backup VMware ESXi
to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Windows Azure, and local
hard drive
Select a proper backup software
For this tutorial, Ive chosen CloudBacko(www.clo simply because
  • Its affordable at 138 only per ESXi host,
    unlimited VMs!
  • Its the ONLY solution that supports ESXi free
  • Its the ONLY solution that can do the job, ESXi
    VM level backup to common cloud storages, e.g.
    Amazon S3, Dropbox, Windows Azure, Google Cloud
    Storage, FTP, local/mapped drive

It also supports other data type
Besides VMware ESXi, it also supports Microsoft
Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, VMware and
Hyper-V, Lotus Domino, Oracle, MySQL, as well as
Windows system image, and Windows System State.
It encrypts data and filenames as well
Your backup data on the cloud will 100 secure as
data will be encrypted with 256-bit military
grade encryption on your local machine before
backing up to the clouds. All the file and folder
names will also be encrypted so that no one, not
even the staff from CloudBackup and those cloud
storages such as Amazon S3, Windows Azure,
Dropbox, or Google Cloud Storage, will be able to
know what you have backed up. .
Its easy to use
CloudBacko comes with the most intuitive user
interface that is so easy to use. No training
will be required to get started. Selecting backup
sources, managing destinations, scheduling
automatic backups, monitoring the health of your
backups, and restoring data, all can be done
effortlessly. Whenever you need assistance, the
Help button on each page provides you with the
answer right away.
It can do Continuous Backup
Once configured, CloudBacko will quietly and
transparently performing backup in the background
continuously. When your computer is busy with
high CPU usage or network traffic, backup will
automatically be paused so as not to affect the
computer's performance.
Its fast
CloudBacko is one of the fastest cloud and local
backup software available in the market because
of its built-in speed boosting technologies, e.g.
multi-thread, concurrent backup to multiple
destinations, In-File Delta block-level
incremental backup, configurable compression,
It keeps unlimited versions, for as long as you
You are able to define flexible versioning rules
to keep the historical versions of your data. If
you need to keep more recent versions and fewer
over time, it can be easily achieved through the
retention policy setup. Those versions can be
kept forever if needed.
Its report is useful
With CloudBacko's reporting tool, you can get
clear visibility into the backup details of all
destinations, including usage trend, backup and
restore reports, log for warnings and errors,
Lets see it works
First of all, you need to downloadtheir 30-days
free trial from their website
Pick CloudBacko Pro, as it is for backing up
Install the software on a Windows Server that is
on the same network as the VMware ESXi host that
you need to backup. Run the software. The front
page looks like this
Click the Backup Sets button to create a backup
set for VMware backup.
Input all the credentials for your VMware host.
Select the VMs you need to backup.
Then, setup the schedule for automated backup.
You can setup multiple schedules here.
Ok, here you can add all the destinations that
you need to backup to, e.g. Dropbox, local drive.
Just click the button.
For example, adding Amazon S3 as a destination is
pretty straight forward. Select Amazon S3, and
input the Access Key ID and Secret Access
Dont know where to get those keys? Heres a
tutorial video https//
Then, press the Test button to test if the
connection to Amazon S3 is successful.
You can add as many backup destinations you want.
The steps are all similar. Super easy.
You can add as many backup destinations you want.
The steps are all similar. Super easy.
After destinations setup, you need to configure
the data encryption. I recommend to turn it on if
you are backing up data to the public cloud.
The default encryption is good enough, as it will
generate a 256-bit truly randomized encrypting
key for you.
Of course you can setup your own key by select
the Custom option.
The last thing is to enter your Windows User
Authentication code to the software, so that it
can access your network drive for backup.
Okay, backup set created. The backup will be run
according to your defined schedule. You can also
fire a manual backup now, by clicking the Backup
now button.
Choose the options for manual backup, then click
Backup to run it.
It will then back up to your selected
destinations. Super easy!
When backup is done. You can read the backup
report. Click on each row to read the details.
You can also see the usage of each backup
destination by clicking the Usage tab.
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