#1 2017-12-08 14:39:32

Int
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Registered: 2017-12-05
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xsibackup-cron example for disk exclusion wrong

The cron Howto
https://33hops.com/xsibackup-cron-how-to.html

Has an example for exclusion of disks:
Example:
/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/xsibackup-dir/xsibackup --time="Mon 01:59|Tue 14:58|Wed 17:23|Thu 01:59|Fri 21:59|Sat 10:33|Sun 04:51"
--backup-point="/vmfs/volumes/backup" --backup-type=custom  --backup-vms="XP01,W701!scsi2:0;scsi3:1;scsi3:2,LIN02,BSD03"

But the syntax W701!scsi2:0;scsi3:1;scsi3:2
is not working, the excluded disks are backed up anyway.

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#2 2017-12-09 15:06:34

admin
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Re: xsibackup-cron example for disk exclusion wrong

That information is outdated, we'll correct it now. You need to parse the full disk name to exclude it.

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#3 2018-05-30 04:42:07

hitchicker
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Re: xsibackup-cron example for disk exclusion wrong

admin wrote:

That information is outdated, we'll correct it now. You need to parse the full disk name to exclude it.

Now I create new VM with name "test" and add three disk, that filename of disk is test.vmdk; test_1.vmdk and test_2.vmdk
I do next: --backup-vms="test!test_1.vmdk" , try "test!scsi0:1"- not working, do full clone all disks of this VM.
please help me, system esxi 6.5, xsibackup 10.3

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#4 2018-05-31 13:26:41

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Re: xsibackup-cron example for disk exclusion wrong

The disk exclussion syntax referring the scsi controller is outdated since a long time ago, that information was updated on dec 2017, so we won't even comment about it.

In regards to excluding by referring to the disk file name, it does work, as per our daily tests. Are you sure you are parsing the disk file name as it appears on disk?.

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