Can a TVS-671 backup VMs to a TS-420?

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Can a TVS-671 backup VMs to a TS-420?

Post by wkearney99 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:31 am

I need to re-create the Storage Pool on my 671 (pre snapshot setup). I have a TS-420 with plenty of free space on it.

Is it possible to have the 671 use the Virtualization Station backup function to save the VMs to the 420?

I know I can stop the VMs and backup their image files, but what about the configs? I'm assuming that's what the backup function within VMstation is supposed to do?
--Bill

TVS-671 G3250 (for now)

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Re: Can a TVS-671 backup VMs to a TS-420?

Post by wkearney99 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:11 pm

To come back to this, no there's not a simple single-click way to back them up, and even less for restoring. Fun part was discovering at a certain point the VMs could no longer be backed up from inside Virtualization Station because their format was too old. I had to clone them and back them up again. Restoring was tedious too as it didn't want to let me restore them individually. I had to import them again from the backup set (really just a folder full of files) from the TS-420.

But then the fresh install crashed and now I have to do it all over again.
--Bill

TVS-671 G3250 (for now)

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