Backup free vmware ESXi 5.x standalone server


some of my customers has stand alone servers running only 3 or 4 vm machines on it and ESXi host is installed with a free license key. Since these vm’s needed to be backed up I tried 2 backup solutions: veeam 6 and backup exec 2014

first I tried backup exec 2014. it just wouldn’t backup and de snapshot wasnt possible

Second I tried veeam backup. most of the time this product works well for me, but I was wrong.  it also failed to back up

veeam was more clear in the error. it said that the license of the esx just was not supported. so I added a NFR esxi standard license on the host and voila backup exec 2014 and veeam can back up now

If anyone else had this problem im curious to found out how you solved it or if you experienced similar.

so leave a message


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