My current setup:
Dedicated server running Vmware Workstation. The vm is Windows 2008 R2.
It is running great. My problem is the backup. I wrote a script, even used other scripts from the Vmware forums, and I can't seem to get it to start backing up. It's giving me an error 'failed to communicate' while it's bring it up. It acts like it is going to work, sometimes does, and sometimes errors out.
So, after a bit of research, I read that Workstation isn't really suited for a server os such as windows 2008. Is this true?
If so, should I be going to a different version of Vmware? If so, what version?
Keep in mind that we are only running 1 virtual machine and do not want to put out a lot of money for something that is running fine, I'm just having to jump through hoops to back up right now. Yes, that's a problem, but not a short term problem.
Can I go with something as simple as vmplayer and still be able to power down and bring it back up from a script? Does it work fine for W2k?
Anyone have any suggestions?