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VMware: HOWTO make VCB backup easy with vcbBackup.vbs

November 21st, 2009 No comments

To install vcb follow the instructions on this link.

The first time I came in contact with vcb I created some batch files to make vcb snapshots. I encountered all kind of problems. Snapshots that vcb didn’t remove. unexpected errors no vss support and some more issues.

To overcome some of these problems I created a vbs script vcbBackup.vbs. The full howto is comming soon for now only the code. Read more…

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VMware: 10 steps to install VCB v1.5

April 21st, 2009 No comments

We created a VCB bcakup script to simplify the vcb backup check out the article here

1. Install an appropriate version of Windows for the VCB Proxy. For more information, see the Virtual Machine Backup Guide.

Note: Setup your 3rd party backup software and hardware according to your vendor documentation

2. Download VCB at:

3. Verify that Automount is disabled.

  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type diskpart and press Enter.
  3. Type automount and press Enter.
  4. If Automount is enabled, type automount disable to turn off the feature. This prevents resignaturing of your VMFS LUNs when are presented to the VCB Proxy machine.
  5. Close the diskpart command prompt.

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Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Lead (Sr.) Consultant by UNICA ICT Solutions. Sander has over 15 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization and modern worksplace.

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