#1 2018-06-25 17:14:27

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GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

Hi,
how do I start the GUI?

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#2 2018-06-25 17:19:53

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

Free version does not have any GUI

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#3 2018-06-25 20:22:33

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

Where can I find the cron file to edit?

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#4 2018-06-26 09:07:51

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#5 2018-07-03 10:44:25

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

Thank you, its all ok

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#6 2018-07-04 02:29:43

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

Been trying out new 11.0.1 free version. Backups fine, but my cron simply does not fire. I get no error messages, and the log file is empty.
What could I be doing wrong? any new permissions needed for any of the files?

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#7 2018-07-04 16:27:28

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Did you install the cron?, did you read the notes about the new version?

https://33hops.com/xsibackup-free-11-th … anged.html

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#8 2018-07-05 14:38:28

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

if its still the same ./xsibackup --install-cron, then I did.
Yes I read about the new changes, and I also did the --update-cron after the changes I made.

Everything seems to work when I ran the --run-backup=001 command

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#9 2018-07-05 16:40:47

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You must be doing something wrong. Are ayou aware of the fact that the new crontab is conf/root-crontab?
You must place schedules there according to what's described here: https://33hops.com/xsibackup-free-11-th … anged.html
And then run the --update-cron command.

After you have completed the above procedure, make sure that you have your crontab in the /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root crontab file

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#10 2018-07-06 13:23:54

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

admin wrote:

You must be doing something wrong. Are ayou aware of the fact that the new crontab is conf/root-crontab?
You must place schedules there according to what's described here: https://33hops.com/xsibackup-free-11-th … anged.html
And then run the --update-cron command.

After you have completed the above procedure, make sure that you have your crontab in the /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root crontab file

Yes I checked the crontab at conf/root-crontab. Also checked that I did the --update-cron again. It even shows the msg " the service seems to be running ok"
And also check that the crontab is in the /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root crontab file. All seems to be there.

But the cron job does not fire

Last edited by epicurean (2018-07-06 13:25:43)

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#11 2018-07-06 15:51:39

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

Then reboot the server.
To check the crond service just write some simple command to the /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root crontab file, like

0/1 * * * *   echo "Hi, now it's: $(date)" >> /tmp/cron-test.txt

And monitor it with tail -f in a second window, or just cat or vi the test file.
The above command will write an entry per minute.

tail -f /tmp/cron-test.txt

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#12 2018-07-17 09:19:29

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

Hello smile

How do i have to modify the job file to leave the backup-point without an datedir folder.
I always like to overwrite the folder/files

thx a lot

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#13 2018-07-17 17:24:31

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

We are not quite getting you.
If you don't want the backup stored to a timestamped folder, then don't parse the --date-dir=yes argument. Nevertheless (c)XSITools will do that by design.
We don't know what's your backup job, so it's hard to give an answer, we are only guessing.

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#14 2018-07-18 09:20:56

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

Ok
This is my backup job
"/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/xsi-dir/xsibackup" \
--backup-prog=XSITools:z \
--certify-backup=yes \
--backup-point=/vmfs/volumes/backup_intern/$( date +%Y%m'00000000' ) \
--backup-type=Custom \
--backup-vms="Server03" \
--backup-how=Hot \
--remote-xsipath=/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/xsi-dir \
--use-smtp=2 \
--mail-to=mail@mailaddress.com \
--backup-id=002 \
--description="XSITools backup of production VMs" \
--override=xsibakfilter \
--on-success="backupId->005" \
--on-error="backupId->005" \
--exec=yes >> "/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/xsi-dir/var/logs/xsibackup.log"

i wasn't sure about the backup-point the "/$( date +%Y%m'00000000' )" part...

so with that i shoudn't get an stimestamped folder?

thx alot for help smile

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#15 2018-07-18 10:08:12

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

Before you use bash code in your job file, you should know what it means and what its effect will be, otherwise you are just playing russian roulette with your VMs.

--backup-point=/vmfs/volumes/backup_intern/$( date +%Y%m'00000000' )

Remove the part in bold, and next time try to dig into your problem a bit more. We are glad to help anybody that has first tried to help himself.

By the way, if you like to backup to the same folder, you are just creating the base for your very personal big disaster. XSIBackup is a backup tool and just like a chainsaw can be a very helpful tool. We nevertheless can't prevent people hurting themselves by using it inadequately.

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#16 2018-07-18 12:33:30

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

well with logical thinking i shoud understand it smile like i thought that this woud make me an timestamp folder smile before i used --date-dir=yes but this was the old xsi version..

thx for helping

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#17 2018-07-20 07:03:20

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

For what is this datafolder?


greetings smile


any help?

Last edited by mbosshard (2018-07-24 08:05:09)

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#18 2018-07-30 10:57:50

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

The --date-dir=yes argument still exists.
We really can't grasp what you want to know.
Everything that could be said in regards to using this argument or using a dynamic folder instead has already been said in this post.
The matter is much simpler than the extension of the post.

1 - Use --date-dir=yes to generate a timestamped folder, or don't use it to backup to the same folder (dangerous)
2 - Use a dynamic name by employing the bash date command, which offers you endless possibilities.

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#19 2018-07-31 07:13:28

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

Ah hehe no not date-dir i mean with the new xsi backup i get on the backup destination an folder named data... that wasn't in the previouse version...

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#20 2019-02-26 13:01:37

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

resume
how can i get this imagebackup vm to start?
With previous version i registred with the vmx file the imagebackup on esxi and could start it.. now with 11.0.1 it doesnt work like this.. what iritates me is the data folder.. with subfolder 0 to f... with files inside like 02925ba6f3e04cec82c0da43097f6ea2c48b852f 0_o. and the vmdk file is 4KB --> backup logs successful backup...

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#21 2019-02-26 19:41:45

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

You are most probably using XSITools. That is a deduplication engine that is offered as a write-only feature. You should not use it if you just use the Free version and you are not thinking about buying the Pro.

You can't use a VM stored in a deduplicated repository directly, you need to restore it.

Use --backup-prog=vmkfstools to generate plain VM copies that you can use directly.

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#22 2019-02-27 07:25:14

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Re: GUI XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1

Hello smile ahh good to know.. i will try with your recomendation smile thx a lot.. thinking and check for the pro version

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