ESXi Config Backup

ESXi Config Backup

Backups are a good thing to have. While it can be super quick and easy to rebuild your ESXi config sometimes that is not always the case. It’s a good idea to have a backup just in case. Here’s how to do it.

  • Enable SSH by right clicking on the host and selecting Services > Enable Secure Shell
  • Login with SSH
  • Enter the following commands
vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/sync_config
vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/backup_config

Running the last command will output the location of the config

  • Go to that location with a web browser replacing the * with the IP of the host

You now have a backup of your ESXi config for that host.

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