VMWare is wonderful for getting full utilization of scarce resource. However, if you’re on a limited budget, affording ESX clustered hosts for all needs is overkill. Sometimes a free ESXi server is enough.
In the latter, we ran into challenges doing backups. There’s a quick easy solution using GhettoVCB, a free utility that performs backups of ESXi hosts. Download our deployment of this application: ESXi backup with GhettoVCB.
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