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VLS and VMWare ESX

Occasional Contributor

VLS and VMWare ESX

Is it possible to work with VLS(1200 or 9000)
within guest operating system(Windows) in VMWare ESX.
For example if my Exchange Server be on a guest OS , is it possible to get Server less or SAN base backup?
Honored Contributor

Re: VLS and VMWare ESX

Fibre Channel-attached tapes or libraries are not supported. Even parallel SCSI-attached devices require a specific Adaptec HBA and different target addresses.

You might want to take a look t the VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB), but it requires a Windows 2003-based server to read from the VMDK and write to the FC-attached tape.