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#1 Re: General matters » Exclude disk question? » 2020-09-12 15:14:27

I have everything configured and it is working well now.  Again, thank you for your patience and help.

#3 Re: General matters » rotate/prune help » 2020-09-11 11:47:05

Thank you. That was what I was asking. 


#4 General matters » rotate/prune help » 2020-09-10 16:12:46

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Sorry for being dense but I am trying...

I guess I don't understand the relationship between rotate/prune and how to implement retention.

If I simply want to keep the last five days of backups can I simply run my backup (--backup) jobs with --rotate=5D?  Would I need to worry about prune?


#5 Re: General matters » Exclude disk question? » 2020-09-09 14:09:53

I switched to the --exclude="neth3_1.vmdk" per your advice and the manual but it still took a snapshot of the disk and appears to be trying to back it up.  That disk is on another datastore from the "system" disk for this VM if that matters.


#6 General matters » Exclude disk question? » 2020-09-09 03:46:32

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Warning: Newbie alert! OK, what am I doing wrong? I'm trying to exclude a vmdk.

./xsibackup --backup "VMs(neth3!neth3_1.vmdk)" root@ --quiesce --remote-path=/opt/xsibackupdc/xsibackup

2020-09-09T03:17:26 | Error code 2194 at file xsibackup.c, line 2194 | Error description: could not find any VM in list: neth3!neth3_1.vmdk

If I run as:

./xsibackup --backup "VMs(neth3)" root@ --quiesce --remote-path=/opt/xsibackupdc/xsibackup

...it runs fine.

Thank you.


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