#1 General matters » Duplicate Process? » 2020-10-16 17:33:13

cmariotti
Replies: 1

I updated a machine to the latest version and rebuilt the schedule/jobs... It seems that the backups are passing but with the following errors:

Last error raised for the above VM:
ERROR CLNCERT0, details: [XProcess02] error: sha1 hashes are different [XProcess02-flat.vmdk], details: 0


It also appears that the VMs are constantly in a state of needing snapshot consolidation.

I tried to split it into two jobs but it seems the same things are happening...

I suspect that maybe xsi is running multiple times (doing the same job maybe)?

Any advise on how to solve this?

Chuck

#2 Re: General matters » Does XSIBackup Pro work with ESXI 7? » 2020-09-13 19:49:25

I have a few dev boxes running ESXI 7 not running backups now... my production is running vSphere 7 (but ESXI boxes are 6.5 because upgrading will break the backup process). Is there an ETA on functional Pro release or an upgrade path from PRO to DC?

#3 General matters » Does XSIBackup Pro work with ESXI 7? » 2020-08-24 22:23:00

cmariotti
Replies: 3

I have an existing license and am happy with the performance... will XSIBackup Pro continue to work with ESXI version 7?

#4 General matters » XSI Running Multiple Times overlapped backups » 2018-08-09 19:17:05

cmariotti
Replies: 1

I have an ESXI box with dual SSD Mirrored along with 2 x 2TB HDDs that I run alternating backups to... about a month ago, I have the dual SSD drives fail and required replacing, so I moved the important VM backups to another box and got them working. The few remaining VMs I still wanted to run on that box and wait for the SSD drives to be replaced over the coming weeks... so I moved a copy of the backups to another directory and ran the VMs from there without issue.

My XSI backup setup was on the failed SSD, so I downloaded the latest version of XSIBackup-Pro, installed it on one of the HDD and proceeded to use the SSH GUI to configure it... I thought I had it setup correctly but it seemed to backup multiple times at the same time... the log file would have a mixture of the percentage progress... the log file had overlap in it.

Anyways, I thought I uninstalled and reinstalled properly, I thought I followed the guide on troubleshooting... but it seems to still be happening... failed sha1 mismatches, etc...

Any idea of what I am doing wrong? I'm thinking maybe something is still sticking around from the original XSI installation that is kicking off duplicate backups...

I just want it to run overnight once per day.
* 4 * * * "/vmfs/volumes/XVM01-XDataStoreHDD-01/xsi-dir/jobs/V1HD3"

#min hour day mon dow command
1    1    *   *   *   /sbin/tmpwatch.py
1    *    *   *   *   /sbin/auto-backup.sh
0    *    *   *   *   /usr/lib/vmware/vmksummary/log-heartbeat.py
*/5  *    *   *   *   /bin/hostd-probe.sh ++group=host/vim/vmvisor/hostd-probe/stats/sh
00   1    *   *   *   localcli storage core device purge
* 4 * * * "/vmfs/volumes/XVM01-XDataStoreHDD-01/xsi-dir/jobs/V1HD3" # Added by XSIBackup

Any advice?

#5 General matters » Feature Request - Shorter Subject » 2017-07-11 12:10:58

cmariotti
Replies: 1

I realize I could customize the script (which I would have to re-do with each update/upgrade)... but I do think this would help.

I have a handful of servers and overnight the script runs and emails success/failures.

I added a custom subject (XSI ServerName REPORT) in the cron lines...

On success, the full subject is:
✔ XSIBACKUP no errors detected in backup job | XSI XVM01 REPORT

The checkbox is great, it tells me no troubles... but Outlook's layout, cuts the subject off at "✔ XSIBACKUP no errors detected in..."

This means I can't tell which server was backed up at a quick glance in the morning....

It would be nice if it was formatted similar to this:

XSIBACKUP - SERVERNAME - ✔ OK - no errors detected in backup job

This would allow to sort/filter by title, thus the server, so I can see a history of a specific server... easily see the server and status... Similar on an ERROR.

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