#1 Re: General matters » arithmetic syntax error » 2018-08-07 13:05:18

I did a search before posting this but did not find a solution in the two posts describing the same error

https://33hops.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=106
https://33hops.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=129

I honestly cannot tell what exactly caused the issue, as the server never had 3 datastores. However I'm glad I could fix it without reinstalling everything

#2 Re: General matters » arithmetic syntax error » 2018-08-07 08:47:07

I could finally resolve the issue:

cd /vmfs/volumes
ls

-> Resulted in the same error:
ls: /vmfs/volumes/406984e4-03e13517-bd9f-97387cb15ab7: Input/output error
ls: /vmfs/volumes/5acf14db-5a4338e1-ca54-509a4c7ebfdb: Input/output error
ls: /vmfs/volumes/db650dec-b44f9b39-938a-58ef2d0a6d43: Input/output error


esxcli storage filesystem list
-> Resulted also in an error, without displaying the list:
Cannot open volume:

Running this command fixed everything:
esxcli storage filesystem rescan

Both, "esxcli storage filesystem list" and "ls" resulted in no errors afterwards and XSI Backup started to work again too

#3 Re: General matters » arithmetic syntax error » 2018-05-16 09:34:07

ls: /vmfs/volumes/406984e4-03e13517-bd9f-97387cb15ab7: Input/output error
ls: /vmfs/volumes/5acf14db-5a4338e1-ca54-509a4c7ebfdb: Input/output error
ls: /vmfs/volumes/db650dec-b44f9b39-938a-58ef2d0a6d43: Input/output error

theese datastores ID's do not exist, I only have two

/vmfs/volumes/5acf5920-2027ac1b-faef-509a4c7ebfdb     (Datastore1)
/vmfs/volumes/5acf592d-9192fd4e-9148-509a4c7ebfdb    (Backup)

And theese two are surely not offline. The VM is up and running from one and with WinSCP I can browse the Backup one perfectly (including creating and deleting files I upload with WinSCP)..

WinSCP

#4 General matters » arithmetic syntax error » 2018-05-16 08:32:33

Thunderbyte
Replies: 7

Hi all

I get the following error both when running cron or command directly

Command from CRON:

/vmfs/volumes/Datastore1/xsi-dir/xsibackup --time="Mon 20:00|Tue 20:00|Wed 20:00|Thu 20:00|Fri 20:00|Sat 20:00" --backup-point=/vmfs/volumes/Backup --backup-type=running --date-dir=yes --mail-from=xx@xx.xx --mail-to=xx@xx.xx --smtp-srv=mail.xx.xx --smtp-port=587 --smtp-usr=xx --smtp-pwd=xx


Cron Log:
2018-05-15T20:00:06|  --backup-point found at [1m/vmfs/volumes/Backup[0m
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2018-05-15T20:00:06|  Getting list of all VMs...
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2018-05-15T20:00:06|  1      SERVER.xx.local   [Datastore1] SERVER.xx.local/SERVER.xx.local.vmx   windows7Server64Guest   vmx-13             
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2018-05-15T20:00:08|  VMs to backup:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2018-05-15T20:00:08|  1      SERVER.xx.local   [Datastore1] SERVER.xx.local/SERVER.xx.local.vmx   windows7Server64Guest   vmx-13             
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ls: /vmfs/volumes/406984e4-03e13517-bd9f-97387cb15ab7: Input/output error
ls: /vmfs/volumes/5acf14db-5a4338e1-ca54-509a4c7ebfdb: Input/output error
ls: /vmfs/volumes/db650dec-b44f9b39-938a-58ef2d0a6d43: Input/output error
vmfs/volumes/Datastore1/xsi-dir/xsibackup: line 3445: arithmetic syntax error

I get what the error means, datastores mentioned is not accessible. BUT here it comes, I only have theese two Datastores:

/vmfs/volumes/5acf5920-2027ac1b-faef-509a4c7ebfdb     (Datastore1)
/vmfs/volumes/5acf592d-9192fd4e-9148-509a4c7ebfdb    (Backup)


Where does XSI gets these Datastores from?




I rebooted the Server completly and re-installed XSI backup twice. The only thing I can think of is completly reinstalling vmware esxi. But wanted to ask here first if theres a solution to this

#5 Re: General matters » SMTP E-Mail Failed Timeout » 2017-10-18 11:42:45

Not realy. Maybe I fail to elaborate the error..

The issue I try to report: XSIBackup waits indefinitely during SMTP session. It does not kill the session after an certain time and thus the active backup job keeps running indefinitely.

The Warning "Only one XSIBackup process is allowed at a time" will happen the next day, because the previous backup job got indefinitely stuck during the SMTP session

#6 General matters » SMTP E-Mail Failed Timeout » 2017-10-05 08:56:21

Thunderbyte
Replies: 3

Hello XSIBackup Team

First a big thanks to your software! I use it very succesfully on multiple servers to backup data.
Recently I ran into the following issues, see the log:

Clone: 96% done.
Clone: 97% done.
Clone: 98% done.
Clone: 99% done.
Clone: 100% done.
Opening port 587 for SMTPout service...
220 mail.XXX.ch Microsoft ESMTP MAIL Service ready at Fri, 29 Sep 2017 01:21:37 +0200
250 mail.XXX.ch Hello [12.123.12.123]

###########################################################

WARNING

XSIBackup was launched from the cron file without user input
But another XSIBackup process is still running. Only one
XSIBackup process is allowed at a time.
This execution request will be ignored.

###########################################################


The Problem occurs on multiple servers with different mailservers.
From what I get, XSIBackup opens the connection to the mailserver and then somehow gets stuck.
What I usualy do is delete the .pid file and backup works again the following day (including mail).

My suggestion:
The function that sends the mail should have some sort of a "timeout" that if it failed to send the mail after 60 seconds, it should skip and continue so it does not block the backup on next day to run again

I hope you understand what I mean. English is not my main language

Thanks again for this great piece of free software

Chris

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