Backing up the nvram file for VMs

Moe    Oct 30 5:58AM 2018

We're evaluating Vertical Backup and it looks promising. The only problem we found so far is that VM's which are configured with EFI instead of BIOS can't be restored without the associated VmName.nvram file. (When powering on the restored VM, it doesn't find its boot device)

Is there a way to include this .nvram file that is referenced in the .vmx file in the backup?


gchen    Nov 1 3:11PM 2018

I'll look into this issue next week.

gchen    Nov 8 8:22PM 2018

Can you try this latest build 1.2.2 at It should back up and restore the .nvram file.

Moe    Nov 12 7:58AM 2018

So, I had a chance to try this build and now backup and restore of the EFI VM work flawlessly. The restored VM was able to find its boot device and successfully booted from it.

Many thanks for the quick solution! And I can also confirm that it works on ESXi 6.7.

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