I am relatively new to the FreeBSD game and have a bit of a problem which I am not sure how to tackle. I recently build a server running VMWare ESX Server 3 which will eventually run 6-7 small production VM's. These Virtual Machines obviously have the need for backups and it poses quite a problem for me unless I connect 6-7 external tape drives and give each VM it's own tape device. I have looked into a few solutions using VM products (consolidated backup) but it can only be done if you utilise a SAN. The server is running RAID 5 with around 700GB of space. Each VM may take up to 50GB and backups might be around 15-20GB per VM. The machine itself has an internal LTO3 tape drive, has anyone come across this kind of situation before, and if so what would be a good way to backup each VM? It is easy enough to backup the image files from the host machine but I need file level backups within each VM also. I will be very grateful for suggestions or ways people have tackled this kind of problem in a production environment. Thanks. Regards, Terry http://www.sucked-in.com Have you been sucked in? _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"