#1 2018-01-03 15:19:25

sainsuper
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Registered: 2017-06-12
Posts: 17

Exclude Disk and free space calculate

Hello,
i have this problem:
i have a vm with 3 disk (100 GB, 150 GB, 500 GB). i want to backup vm only with first 2 disk (250GB in total) excluding 500 gb disk on a another 500 gb datastore.

when xsibackup calculate needed space its conseders all disk and freeze on "attempting to free 718858"

Needed room: 690 Gb.
Sparse size: 769 Gb.
Available room: 557 Gb.
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Not enough room to make the backup, some older folders will be deleted
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Excerpt
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Hot backup selected for VM: [win2012], will not be switched off
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Excluding disk [disk3] and derived files
[win2012] Info: boot partition is MBR
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[win2012] info: Win64 OS (windows8Server64) detected on MBR, applying Windows algorithm
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[win2012] Info: attempting to free 718858 mb at [ /vmfs/volumes/bkdatastore ]


but needed room in 300gb no7 718858 mb....

the sintax i have used is:
xsibackup --backup-point="/vmfs/volumes/bkdatastore/vmbackup" --backup-type=custom --backup-vms="win2012!disk3" or
xsibackup --backup-point="/vmfs/volumes/bkdatastore/vmbackup" --backup-type=custom --backup-vms="win2012!scsi0:2" with same result

Last edited by sainsuper (2018-01-03 15:24:52)

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#2 2018-01-04 10:21:54

admin
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Registered: 2017-04-21
Posts: 1,367

Re: Exclude Disk and free space calculate

UPDATE:

We were reviewing your issue in more detail right now, you read our mind ;-)
The space calculation does exclude disks, sorry about that, this was corrected some versions ago.
Your problem probably comes from the fact that you are not excluding disks the right way. You need to parse the full disk name: i.e. MyVM!my_vmdk_file.vmdk

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