ESXi VM Backup On Synology NAS

Categories ESXi, NAS


  • From the Synology Package Center we will download “Active Backup for Business”.

Create a backup of the VMs

  • Open the Active Backup for Business.
  • Activate the application using your Synology account. (This is free)
  • Click the “VMware vSphere” tab and click “Manage Hypervisor” to add your ESXi host.
  • As long as the input is correct you will immediately see your ESXi host added.

Backup Task

  • Select Create Task and give it a name.
  • Select the backup destination directory.
  • Run through the settings, select the VMs to backup.
  • Give specifics on backup parameters.
  • I’m just clicking through the assistant, keeping the default options selected.
  • Check the task summary to review if everything is as you like to configure it. If all is fine, click “Apply”.
  • Run the backup task and once completed you will see it under the “Task List” section.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Minimal Server Installation on ESXi 6.5

Categories ESXi, Linux
  • The recommended system requirements are:
  • CPU: 1 gigahertz or better
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte or more
  • Disk: a minimum of 2.5 gigabytes
  • NOTE: This installation media is a minimal install of Ubuntu which means their is no graphical user interface. Everything must be done on the command line unless you were to install the GUI yourself.
  • Minimal installations are better for a server in the sense that their are less packages to be installed and less services needed to run. This makes the instance more secure, faster and less need for resource overhead. All of this will depend on what services the server is to provide though.