I have VMware Essentials ESXi 5.5.
I have two hosts. Host 1 has two VMs, a DC and a file/DB server. Host 2 has a DC and some other test VMs.
I'm looking at disaster recovery options for this file server.
One idea I thought is periodically "Cloning" it to the 2nd host. My concern is that as well as the OS drive there is a large (almost 1TB) data drive as well. I'd assume to clone that as well would take up a lot of time and space on the 2nd host.
The data files themselves I'm backing up separately. So my question is, is there an easy way to backup the OS drive of the VM but not the data drive?