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 7/31/2018 11:28 AM
 

Hi,

I'm using an external Win 10 PC to run the backup utility and was used to have a bunch of high capacity external USB disks rotating as backup storage media.

I was surprized that during the backup setup i got a warning that local disks are not supported. Will this be added ? It cannot be a generic restriction of the VMW 6.5/6.7 environment as the HPE backup tool (ex Trilead) provided this already.

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 9/13/2018 1:53 AM
 
 Modified By Swing  on 9/12/2018 11:53:57 PM

Hi Thinware Team

With Thinware 5 we all have now to pay for License, but cannot get same feature set to backup VM's to a Windows Backup Server Local disk like with Thinware 4 cost free license?

For me personally this makes no sense to use this software anymore.

I hope you guys can add this feature in Thinware 5 next update. Can you guys share with us your roadmap or development plan please?

Thanks

kind regards,

Swing

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 9/13/2018 8:44 AM
 
 Modified By vBackup Team  on 9/13/2018 6:45:31 AM

Hi Swing,

Thank you for your questions and feedback.

Please understand that the changes you mentioned in Thinware vBackup 5.0 are simply due to changes in VMware vSphere. In order to support changes VMware implemented beginning with VMware vSphere 6.5 we had to adjust the way the backup process works. Thinware vBackup 5.0 still supports VMware vSphere 6.0 and older with all of the same features and functionality as Thinware vBackup 4.0.

It is possible to backup to local storage (hard disks attached to the backup server) with Thinware vBackup 5.0. To do this you simply need to configure an NFS share on the local storage and utilize the new “host server accessible” backup repository type introduced in Thinware vBackup 5.0.

As far as a free offering for Thinware vBackup... In addition to still supporting Thinware vBackup 4.0 for VMware vSphere 6.0 and older, we are also working to add support for VMware vSphere 6.5 and newer with the Standard (free) edition Thinware vBackup. We are working diligently to get this functionality added in the next major release. This again this is due to changes in VMware vSphere 6.5—changes outside of our control.

We hope this helps. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist with.

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