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#1 2021-10-18 13:57:39

Registered: 2021-10-18
Posts: 2

Error code 266 at file dedup-in.c


i created this job to backup one testing VM named Tasrmweb: (contents of etc/jobs/001 file)

/vmfs/volumes/tESXi1:local1/XSIBackup-DC/xsibackup \
--backup \
"/vmfs/volumes/BackupVM/TEsxi-1/" \
>> /vmfs/volumes/tESXi1:local1/XSIBackup-DC/var/log/xsibackup.log 2>&1

and after running this job i got this error :

                            | ERROR:                                                                                |
                            |                                                                                       |
                            | 2021-10-18T13:50:31 | Error code 266 at file dedup-in.c, line 266 | Error             |
                            | description: can't open input file:                                                   |
                            | /vmfs/volumes/60a7a173-9516edb6-762b-48df37b3b7e0/Tasrmweb/Tasrmweb-flat.vmdk         |

ESXi version 7.0.3 ..

any1 got idea what can be wrong ?

thank you

Last edited by peso_cz (2021-10-18 13:59:14)


#2 2022-03-31 23:44:37

Registered: 2021-01-04
Posts: 9

Re: Error code 266 at file dedup-in.c

I'm having the same issue on ESX 7.0.2 which is ok on your compatibility list. XSI was working fine on 2 hosts, and the jobs have all been throwing the same error for the past 3 days. Any hints as to what the issue could be? ls -la /dev/disks/ returns the following:

Thanks for your help


#3 2022-04-01 11:09:37

Registered: 2017-04-21
Posts: 2,055

Re: Error code 266 at file dedup-in.c

Anybody coming here because of the error:

| Error code 266 at file dedup-in.c, line 266 | Error             |
| description: can't open input file:  

It is due to (c)XSIBackup not being compatible with local datastore names containing spaces. We have released a fix in, just download and upgrade your installation.

Still, we encourage you to keep your datastore names short, concise and free of any special character.

(*) We deleted some previous entries in the post containing file listings, they are no longer needed and they expose some details on your setups.


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