Backup, Restoration, and Disaster Recovery
Backup, restoration, and disaster recovery are among the most crucial elements of datacenter management. VMware ESX Server System and VMware Virtual Infrastructure provide many different capabilities. This paper describes what resources should be backed up on an ESX server and explains all the options available for that backup.
This paper applies to ESX Server 2.x. The corresponding paper for VMware Infrastructure 3 is available at http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/resources/610