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XSIBackup: free VMware ESXi backup

© VMWare ESXi free compatible, hot & differential backup, mail report

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Free VMWare Backup software solution for ESXi hypervisor. Hot backups, fully functional, standalone, ideal for dedicated servers.

Download link: https://33hops.com/xsibackup-vmware-esxi-backup.html

VMWare backup and replication for ESXi vSphere virtual machines to datastore or differential over IP. No agents, self capable, runs in the hypervisor host, ESXi 5.1, ESXi 5.5 & ESXi 6.0 compatible, hot backups.

Free VMWare backup solution for the ESXi hypervisor. Linux style command line tool. Crontab with configurable disk space autoprovision, set the room you want to reserve for your backups and rotate them.

Full backups may be done with vmkfstools or by means of Rsync and its Delta algorithm (read: https://33hops.com/blog_xsibackup-rsync-considerations.html), to a local datastore or over TCP/IP tunneled through SSH, so any transfer over IP is secure.

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Virtual Machines


  • VMWare Backup, works with ESXi Free version.
  • Command line tool with real time output. Self contained, no dependencies, highly efficient, uses very little resources.
  • Hot backups with disk quiescing, no downtime.
  • Differential delta backups, local and over TCP/IP, by means of Rsync
  • Instant differential backups, copy just changed blocks (Pro version), no checksum wait.
  • Automatic provisioning of space by deleting the older folders.
  • Detailed report per virtual machine (speed, shutdown, boot, space provisioning, times, etc...)
  • Cron programmable.
  • Unattended backups of ESXi servers.
  • Integrate with other systems
  • No limitations, fully functional and usable in production.
  • VMs ready to start in the backup location
  • Customizable design


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    Pretty good software,as every others it can be better. Support is great.

    Posted 09/12/2014
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Intended Audience

Information Technology, Advanced End Users, System Administrators

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Programming Language

Unix Shell



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