VMware Backup Software: How to Save a Copy of Data from VMware Virtual Machine

VMware Backup with Handy Backup

VMware backup solutions are quite useful for automating the process of backup VMware virtual machine. Handy Backup provides the powerful and flexible instrument of VMware workstation backup, which can be performed by two different ways, along with other data type backup if needed.

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Methods of VMware Backup

As the VMware backup solution, Handy Backup can perform internal and external backups.


Internal Method

You can install Handy Backup under OS Windows (or under some Linux distro, for Network Agents in network-oriented editions) on the particular VMware virtual machine. Using it is by no means different from the typical using of Handy Backup on “real”, non-virtual computers.

Virtual Box Backup Masks


External Method

Running Handy Backup on VMware server, you can take a VMware snapshot backup as a logical file. Handy Backup contains a dedicated plug-in to snapshot VMware machines and entire arrays. It can work in a “hot” mode, requiring no stopping a machine backed up.

How to Backup VMware Virtual Machine Externally

Utilizing a VMware snapshot backup strategy is not much different from backing up any other data. The principal difference is in using pre- and post-action for the backup task, to stop and then start the corresponding VMware virtual machine.

Backup VMware by implementing the following list of steps.

  1. Open Handy Backup and select a new task by pressing Ctrl+N or by selecting a “New task” item. Choose a backup task.
  2. On the Step 2, select the “VMware Workstation” data source.
Select the VMware workstation data source

  1. Double-click on a “New configuration” option to set up a particular VMware snapshot.
  2. In a dialog window appearing, select either a “Hot” mode (without stopping a virtual machine) or an “Enable suspend” mode (with stopping a VM to take a perfect backup).
VMware workstation configuration

  1. Then select a particular machine to back up with this configuration.
Select a particular machine to back up

  1. Proceed the task creation as usual.

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Handy Backup Network allows you backing up your VMware machines from inside or externally, as well as saving entire VMware nodes remotely!

Handy Backup provides the effective and simple-to-use instrument for backup and restore VMware snapshot when you need it. Download it now and try the capabilities of VMware backup for a 30-days free trial!

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