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.