ESX4 with local RAID array - hosted Exchange backup and BE2k10
One of my customer has the most stuppidy configuration of vmware i ever seen.
They got 2x esx4 with no external storage, only local Raids arrays (raid5 ), so datastores are locally.
They cant use VMware native Failovers and clustering options, and as a backupsolution I cant use Vstorage API and new BE functionality.
How i can make consistent hosted exchange backup without installing server agent inside Windows VM?
Earlier I was using ghettovcbscript, but never for exchange
but in that scenario i have to prepare some NFS share, so another Linux hardware box should be configured, i prefer dont do that, administrators there are Windows fans, and another server hardware is needed.
The question is how to make proper backup in that situation using BE?
If best choice is ghettovcb will it be enought for consistent app backup?
My idea is make backup by ghettovcb (its not offhost backup, it will stress esx), after that backup all ghetto files by BE from NFS share.
Is there other, better ways???
What about exhcange consistency in that case?