Without this license, these apis cannot be invoked by backup exec's vmware agent. For vms, veeam or altaro are great solutions.
If you are using windows vm, use its native backup or use free windows server backup using vembu imagebackup.
Vmware esxi free backup. This is our original software, it is still available to download here. It supports incremental and differential backup of esxi (cbt/vddk) virtual machines, including the free esxi free version. Unzip it, make it executable and it its ready to run.
To save your esxi configuration, you can do it by command line on the esxi, more information: Due to an unexpected snapshot locking change introduced by vmware, on esxi 7.0 vertical backup cannot back up a virtual machine when it is running. First, the coverage has been outstanding!
©xsibackup classic (free & pro): Backup of esxi free, esxi and vcenter with iperius backup. Before using a free version of esxi hypervisor, we need to know its limitations.
Vembu imagebackup for physical window server ( in your case vm ) protects entire disk and volumes including system data, files, folders and application of the configured machine. Its was conceived as a bash script with calls to commonly available binaries to do the hard processing. Xsibackup is another free script that runs on the esxi host and backups running virtual machines on free esxi hosts.
Supports rsync to mirror backups to a second esxi; The tool can be downloaded here. It also has no limits with licensing.
Free esxi does not supprot vstoage api and hence no native backup support for free esxi versions. The system will automatically start to copy the virtual machine to the backup folder. It could be highly possible that with your esxi 5.0 hosts, the free license of vmware included the vstorage api option.
Vembu bdr suite offers a free backup solution that delivers powerful, flexible, and agile data protection for your vmware virtual machines at zero cost. Vmware esxi is a free hypervisor from vmware. To automatically backup virtual machines on vmware esxi host, we are going to use a free tool mksbackup that can be downloaded here (by the time the article was written, the latest available version of mksbackup was 1.0.4 as of 24.01.
You can use the freeware version (also for windows server) to back up files to nas, external disks, rdx drives, etc. Vertical backup has been tested on esxi 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5, and 6.7. Yes, it seems great that vmcom has also a free version that can backup vms running on esxi free version.
Vsquare backup has an interesting backup product. Iperius is a backup software for vmware esxi, vcenter and esxi free. It is compatible with ©esxi 5.1 to 6.7u3.
This tool is a sort of a front end integrated with different backup scripts, including ghettovcb (a vm backup script written on perl and supported by. The system will ask for a valid password to connect to the vmware esxi server. I think veeam has no limits when choosing vms to back up however with altaro is limited to 2 vms per host or something like that.
We distribute two ©esxi backup software solutions: You can use just esxi hypervisor without purchasing vcenter. It will backup vmwarevm os & other partition as image.
Enter login information for source vi://192.168.0.50/. Backup exec uses the vstorage apis to backup vms residing on esx hosts. For free esxi hosts you can use free windows server backup using vembu imagebackup installing on each vm, and can take backup of entire vm as image backup.
It can transfer data to local datastores or to any remote file system running ©esxi or linux. You can limit backup via active directory based permissions. Well, it's not another version, it's the trial which becomes free after expiry.
Vmcom backup appliance works around esxi free api limitations by utilizing ssh access directly to the host.