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#1 2021-10-05 10:50:46

herrep
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From: Munich
Registered: 2019-07-08
Posts: 77

XSIBackup-DC 1.5.1.1: --options=R ignored when using --replica

Hi,

Originally, I started with a CBT-based replication of a VM that is properly registered as _XSIREP VM by using options --replica=cbt and --options=R.

However, for some VMs, I disabled CBT and changed the options to --replica and --options=R. I deleted the previously generated _XSIREP VM and cleaned up everything related to CBT. I still would like to get the replicated VM registered, but without CBT.

Unfortunately, --options=R does not show any effect, although the replication takes place on the same ESXi host. I can successfully replicate the VM, but the replicated VM is not registered. I neither find an output concerning a failed registration in the regular log file nor in the error log.

Is it planned behavior that --options=R only works in conjunction with --replica=cbt or is this a result of a strange setup on my side that requires further investigation?

Best regards,
Peter

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#2 2021-10-05 11:05:25

admin
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Re: XSIBackup-DC 1.5.1.1: --options=R ignored when using --replica

Yes, the --options=R flag was thought to play along with CBT feature, it will not work with regular replicas.
We probably should extend this feature and will do so in the future.

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#3 2021-10-05 11:16:31

herrep
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From: Munich
Registered: 2019-07-08
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Re: XSIBackup-DC 1.5.1.1: --options=R ignored when using --replica

What should I do in the meantime? I moved from XSIBackup Classic to XSIBackup-DC and try to reconstruct a similar setup where a registered replicated VM is backed up to a deduplicated repo. I have large independent disks that are not replicated, so I am not sure whether it is safe to turn on CTK also for these disks, although they are never replicated or otherwise incrementally backed up. (Their content is backed up via other means.)

Or will you add --options=R also for --replica within the next couple of weeks?

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#4 2021-10-06 13:27:07

admin
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Re: XSIBackup-DC 1.5.1.1: --options=R ignored when using --replica

It won't take long for that to be available to regular replicas. Turning CBT on for VMs with independent disks is not an issue, they will just be skipped.

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