Protecting ESX VMFS Stores with Automation

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author: Mike La Spina


Some time ago Mike shared some interesting information about VMFS volumes that he found using direct analysis in his blog named Understanding VMFS volumes.

This spawned some discussions on the VMware Community forums and it became apparent that an automated backup of the critical VMFS info could be useful in the event of an undesirable security event that impacts our system availability.

By creating a simple backup script process we can provide the ability to recover much more quickly from such events. In this howto guide we will enable this process with a cron job using the existing /etc/cron.daily/ job location directory.

We simply need to copy an automation script to this location and it will run daily. Or if your change rate is less frequent maybe the /etc/cron.weekly location is more suitable. ...


Ubiquitous: Protecting ESX VMFS Stores with Automation

See also: Ubiquitous: Additional VMFS Backup Automation script features