• jcat
    Can you tell me if it is possible to take an image backup of a VMware VM and bare metal restore it to a Hyper-V or Azure VM? If so, how is that done? Is Cloudberry backup installed on the VMware VM and backed up directly to Hyper-V or Azure or can Cloudberry Backup be on another server and capture the VMware VM and then directly put onto Hyper-V or Azure (or is there an intermediate step)?
  • Matt
    Yes, both variants are possible.
    If you want to restore that backup to Hyper-V please follow this guide: https://www.cloudberrylab.com/blog/how-to-perform-physical-to-virtual-restores-with-cloudberry-backup/

    Restore to Azure VM: https://www.cloudberrylab.com/blog/how-to-restore-to-azure-vm-with-cloudberry-backup/

    Regarding installation:
    If you're using Server version you need to install the software on the VM itself and perform image-based backup.

    For VM version you can specify server IP for our software to reach out to it. Please follow this guide: https://help.cloudberrylab.com/cloudberry-backup/backup/backup-types/virtual-machines-backup/vmware-virtual-machine-backup

    There is no "direct" transmission either to Hyper-V or Azure VM, you would first need to back your data up and then launch the restore operation.
  • jcat
    Ok, I guess I am a little confused as to the different Cloudberry backup variants. I downloaded the Server version but do not see a VM backup option as indicated. So I went back to the Cloudberry product page to try and download the VM variant but it is not listed in the available Backup products page. Am I not looking in the proper area? Is there one Product (Ultimate?) that handles all of the different backup types?
  • Matt
    The easiest way would be to simply install this build, it contains both image-based and VM functionality.
  • jcat
    I installed the build you suggested and tried to set up a backup of one of our VMware VMs. I got the following error when trying to run the backup: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation. I am running ESXi version 5.5. What should I be looking for that would cause this error?
  • Matt
    Looks like you're using freeware version of ESXI.
    Please refer to this article: https://kb.cloudberrylab.com/kb1032/
    You either need to upgrade your VMware to full version or use image-based backup by directly installing our software on a VM.
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