VMware ESX Server backup script

Oh yeah: everybody here doing great things with virtualization softwares sooner or later needs to think about backupping (that great things), but VMware doesn’t provide a complete backup support or strategy. So many customers tried to find effective solutions with 3rd parties softwares or custom scripts.

The best example of this is provided by an italian technology analyst, Massimiliano Daneri, who created a wonderful perl script for ESX backup: vmbk.pl
It’s just released version 2.0 and these are the features:

– Hot Backup (without suspend vm guest)
– Schedule Backup
– Interactive Backup
– NFS support
– SMB support
– FTP support
– Virtual Center support
– vmbhax:y:n:m form support

Great work Massimiliano! Many thanks!