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VM Explorer (Support Tip): VCenter 6.7 update 1 supported now

In case you require support for VCenter 6.7u1, please request the VM Explorer hotfix 7.1..2 from suppport.

A support case can be logged via three different ways:

Online web portal:
https://softwaresupport.softwaregrp.com/

Phone:
https://softwaresupport.softwaregrp.com/web/softwaresupport/support-contact-information

Chat:
https://softwaresupport.softwaregrp.com/web/softwaresupport/chat-language-selection

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Commander
Commander

I've been looking at iperius, this should work for your use case sactobob:
https://www.iperiusbackup.net/en/incremental-vm-replication-even-for-vmware-esxi-free/

Same one-time purchase licensing with free lifetime upgrades/support but I think it's more feature rich than uranium. I haven't had a chance to trial it but the documentation looks decent enough.

I do worry about the licensing model for the health of the company but both companies have been in business for a long while.

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Lieutenant
Lieutenant

I use their remote product, which has lots of issues that I'm constantly working around and opening tickets. I have their backup software installed at a couple of customer locations. Last I used it to test a VM backup it was about 3-4 times slower and took a lot of network traffic due to no compression. There's no remote agent on the host from what I can tell and no vSphere client. I guess I'll end up going with a no frills backup. It's really sad Trilead sold to HPE, it looks like this was done to take out competition which seems to be the normal these days. I don't blame Trilead, hope they got want they wanted. I'm sure they have a non-compete, but hopefully they come back someday with something else once that ends.

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Captain
Captain

I guess it will not happening. RIP VM explorer. It was (and almost still) better than Data Protector Express.

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Lieutenant
Lieutenant

I agree, so sad. It's pretty clear HP bought these guys to put them out of business, it's SOP for many companies that plan on a replacement product. And it's obvious the replacement product HAD to have been in development when they were bought.

I still don't know what the replacement is, where to get it, and most importantly what will it cost me compared to my annual renewal of around $300. I'd bet it's no where near that. The process just to get information is silly.

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Ensign
Ensign

Just to keep you guys updated in case you aren't following the forum very much, an update has been released like a week ago:

https://www.microfocus.com/en-us/products/vm-server-backup/download

They have created version/hotfix 7.1.3.

I'm currently performing a test run using Vcenter server build 16709110 released in August 2020. Seems to work fine!

It is good to see that MF are not totally ignoring us after all.

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