I was trying to backup ESXi servers to NAS, have installed xsibackup on the ESXi host, but when I defined the backup-point as remote NAS IP address. it got the error like below:
The server --backup-point=10.220.75.31:22:/mnt/NAS1/VMBackup does not exist
Make sure there is an SSH server listening on 10.220.75.31 port 22 and that the firewall allows this connection
I have enabled SSH in NAS and configured "Allow TCP Port Forwarding" with the port 22.
May I know what's wrong here? I also tried "esxcli network firewall unload".
Error JOBSKIP1: the backup job will be skipped because some mandatory values are missing
Or should I use Rsync or NFS? I am quite new to this if you can help to advise? Need to back up about 20 hosts with VMs to NAS. Thanks!
Attach your NAS to your ESXi server via NFS or iSCSI as a datastore and backup to a local path in that datastore, or backup over IP to a secondary ESXi server, that must be visible over IP, have its SSH service open and have been linked to the primary one by means of the --link-srv command.
You can alternatively backup over IP to any Linux/Unix enabled device, but that will require a good understanding of how key authentication works between two OpenSSH systems in case XSIBackup cannot handle it automatically.
If you are getting a "Server does not exist" message, then you aren't even reaching it at the TCP/IP level.
Before using the software, especially if you are attempting to perform complex operations.