VMware Image Backup: A Tutorials for EaseUS Todo Backup

Are you looking for the best VMware image backup solution? Look no further! In this article, we will guide you through creating image-based backups for VMware using a third-party tool EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise, and a Snapshot of VMware in a virtual machine.

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Updated by Daisy on Dec 19, 2023
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Necessity of Backup VMware Image

Backing up VMware image ensures the security and integrity of your virtual machine data. Data can be easily lost or corrupted as a result of human error, power outage, hardware failure, or a malware attack. With backup, you can swiftly and effortlessly restore your virtual machines to their previous state, preventing data loss and interruption to your business.

Start a live chat with an EaseUS Expert to tailor an enterprise backup solution specific to your requirements. We are here to assist you with the following as well:

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  • Arrange a free demonstration

A Professional Tool to Backup VMware Image 

EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise is a comprehensive solution designed to safeguard your important data and ensure the security of your operating system. It provides an efficient and seamless way to back up VMware virtual machines. To effectively back up your VMware virtual machines, install this software on your VMs first, then please follow the steps below.

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Step 1 Launch the product and create a backup image of the VMware virtual machine by clicking New Task. Select the desired content for your backup. 

create a backup image of the vmware virtual machine

Step 2 Click on Browse... to determine the Destination where you would like to save the backup image.

decide the destination to save the backup

Step 3 Configure Backup options based on your preferences, for example, Enable backup encryption, Send E-Mail Notification, Create Offsite Copy, and other relevant settings.

configure backup options

Step 4 Click on Schedule: Off to set up an automatic backup schedule if needed. This will enable the product to initiate the backup task at the designated time.

set up an automatic backup

Step 5 After setting up all configurations, click Proceed to start the backup process. 

start the backup process

Use Snapshot to Make a Copy of VMware

The snapshot feature in VMware Virtual Machines is extremely useful for system administrators as it offers a quick and effortless way to restore a virtual machine to a previous state in the event of a system malfunction or software failure. It functions as a convenient tool, similar to a backup, allowing users to easily revert to the previous state if any issues arise. 

1. Locate VM in the left upper corner in VMware Workstation. Choose the Snapshot option, and proceed to Take Snapshot

choose the snapshot option

2. Input a Name for your snapshot. Add a Description if you need it. Click on Take Snapshot and wait for the process to complete.

take a snapshot of the vmware virtual machine

3. After the snapshot process has been completed, you will be provided with a Revert to Snapshot: option that enables you to restore to the previous state of the VMware Virtual Machine. 

revert to snapshot


With the increasing demand for virtualization technology, it is crucial to have a reliable backup solution to ensure the safety and security of your virtual machines. However, relying on Snapshot is not a secure and efficient approach to backing up your VMware virtual machines as it will consume a significant amount of storage space, and having a large number of outdated snapshots can negatively impact the performance of your VMs. To ensure the safety of your VMware, it is recommended to take advantage of EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise software as the comprehensive backup solution.

Start a live chat with an EaseUS Expert to tailor an enterprise backup solution specific to your requirements. We are here to assist you with the following as well:

  • Commence a free trial
  • Obtain a quotation
  • Arrange a free demonstration

VMware Image Backup FAQs

1. What is the difference between snapshot and image backup?
Backup can be stored in another location, same server, or even on the same drive in this case. Snapshots can be stored only in the same location where the original data is present.

2. What is .VMDK file in VMware?
VMware Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) is a format specification for virtual machine (VM) disk image files. A file with a . VMDK file extension is essentially a complete and independent virtual machine.

3. Is a VM snapshot a backup?
VM snapshots are a simple and effective way to roll a virtual machine back to a point in time. Mistakenly, some still view snapshots as a backup because they allow a VM to return to a previous state. Snapshots are not backups. It is dangerous to consider VM snapshots an actual backup copy of data.

4. How many snapshots can a VM have?

32 snapshots

The maximum supported amount in a snapshot chain is 32 snapshots. However, VMware recommends not to take more than three snapshots per VM. A longer snapshot chain may lead to longer consolidation times when deleting or reverting to snapshots, which may also negatively impact the performance of your VMs.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working at EaseUS for over ten years, starting as a technical writer and moving on to being a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over ten years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Gap

Gap has been working as an experienced data backup and security engineer at EaseUS for over 10 years, focusing on working with clients to assess needs and implemented procedures and tasks for appropriate backup solutions.

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