vSphere Configuration Backup is an automating tool for saving configurations of multiple ESXi and SQL databases.



  • Automatically backup multiple ESXi 4, 5 and 6 configurations (tested on vSphere 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6)
  • Backup of any local Microsoft SQL DatabasesNEW
  • Manages basic retentions and deletes expired backup (ESXi backup only)
  • Creates a single archive per backup containing one file per ESXi
  • Add a file containing exact build numbers of each ESXi in backup archive
  • Compress backups to save spaceĀ (ESXi backup only)
  • Portable software
  • Encrypt passwords
  • Easy to configure with the “Configuration Manager.exe”



  • Install vSphere CLI (not the same as vSphere PowerCLI !) and login/logout (or you may experience libxml.dll errors)
  • Make sure you have SQLCMD.EXE somewhere (it’s part of SQL Server binaries and should be somewher in programe files)



  • Run “Configuration manager.exe” to configure all the settings
  • Add your ESXi servers (will not work if a vCenter is provided instead !)
  • Select SQL databases to backup
  • Set the backup folder and retention then close the manager
  • Create a scheduled task in Windows to run “ESXi Configuration Backup.exe” or run it manually