vmworld 2009: esx backup and recovery
I walked into a session by Chris Wolf @ Burton Group by mistake. I was looking for Trend Micro’s session on securing virtual environments. So here I was deciding whether to leave or not … and I noticed that the room was full and more people trickling in. Wow for backup? We know its important, but isnt it a solved problem?
Chris seemed very knowledgeable about the topic! The audience was taking copius notes. I was sitting there stunned. Here we enterpreneurs are thinking of the next big thing, most of these folks are struggling with basic stuff. In addition I learnt the following:
– A show of hands for how many people are running ESX vs ESXi had 20% with ESXi, which Chris claimed was very high!
– A lot of people were using vRanger for backing up (vranger was from visioncore acquired by quest software)
– There is no equivalent for VSS for linux. This makes doing backup for linux very difficult for linux guests. How are all those people backing up linux machines on EC2?