Free VM backup solution for ESX and ESXi
Please find more details located at: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-8760
Download script: ghettoVCB.sh
Compatiable with: ESX 3.5+ and ESXi
This is a non-interactive script that backs up a specified list of VMs to a chosen datastore. Supported datastores are: local storage, SAN and NFS. The nature of the script allows backups to be scheduled via crontab. The script also provides an option to backup virtual machines to a non-persistent NFS share. The NFS connection is created on the ESX(i) server and is disconnected upon completion of backups.