#1 2017-06-09 11:10:50

MaddinK
Member
Registered: 2017-06-09
Posts: 4

--backup-type=custom --backup-vms="VM-Name" is not working as expecte

Sorry but I am really stuck, because I cannot find my fault...

I cannot backup 1 or 2 VMs when I append a email to be send.
Here the result:

[root@esxi:/vmfs/volumes/56e4e6a0-ae62921e-817c-0cc47ab3e5ee/xsi-dir] ./xsibackup --backup-point=/vmfs/volumes/esxi-backup --backup-type=custom -–backup-vms="Xubuntu" --date-dir=yes --mail-from=xsibackup@domain.local --mail-to=admin@domain.local --smtp-srv=192.168.0.17 --smtp-port=25 --smtp-auth=none

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#  (c) XSIBACKUP-FREE 9.0.2 | Backup for (c) VMWARE ESXi Hypervisor by 33hops.com   #
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XSIBackup PID: 783738                                           esxi.domain.local
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:53:30 +0000                     IPv4: 192.168.0.21/255.255.255.0
VMware ESXi 6.0.0 build-3380124                   (c) Rsync 3.1.0 as opt. dependency

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Found --backup-point at [ /vmfs/volumes/esxi-backup ]
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Getting list of all VMs...
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1      napp-it                       [datastore1] napp-it/napp-it.vmx                                               solaris11_64Guest       vmx-11    OmniOS 151014 with L2ARC bug fixed
13     EXASolo-5.0.15                [datastore1] EXASolo-5.0.15/EXASolo-5.0.15.vmx                                 rhel6_64Guest           vmx-11    rhel6.5.0
14     Xubuntu                       [datastore1] Xubuntu/Xubuntu.vmx                                               ubuntu64Guest           vmx-11
17     filer.domain.local           [Pool6TBDisks-NFS4ESXI] filer.domain.local/filer.domain.local.vmx            windows8Server64Guest   vmx-11
18     Win10-Test                    [Pool6TBDisks-NFS4ESXI] Win10-Test/Win10-Test.vmx                              windows9_64Guest        vmx-11
19     pfSense-CE                    [datastore1] pfSense-CE/pfSense-CE.vmx                                         freebsd64Guest          vmx-08    pfSense VM
20     HPE_VerticaAnalyticPlatform   [datastore1] HPE Vertica Analytic Platform/HPE Vertica Analytic Platform.vmx   centos64Guest           vmx-08
21     thinc                         [Pool6TBDisks-NFS4ESXI] thinc/thinc.vmx                                        otherLinuxGuest         vmx-11
6      2012-SQL                      [datastore1] 2012-SQL/2012-SQL.vmx                                             windows8Server64Guest   vmx-11
7      2012-Mgmt                     [datastore1] 2012-Mgmt/2012-Mgmt.vmx                                           windows8Server64Guest   vmx-11
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VMs to backup:
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1      napp-it                       [datastore1] napp-it/napp-it.vmx                                               solaris11_64Guest       vmx-11    OmniOS 151014 with L2ARC bug fixed
13     EXASolo-5.0.15                [datastore1] EXASolo-5.0.15/EXASolo-5.0.15.vmx                                 rhel6_64Guest           vmx-11    rhel6.5.0
14     Xubuntu                       [datastore1] Xubuntu/Xubuntu.vmx                                               ubuntu64Guest           vmx-11
17     filer.domain.local           [Pool6TBDisks-NFS4ESXI] filer.domain.local/filer.domain.local.vmx            windows8Server64Guest   vmx-11
18     Win10-Test                    [Pool6TBDisks-NFS4ESXI] Win10-Test/Win10-Test.vmx                              windows9_64Guest        vmx-11
19     pfSense-CE                    [datastore1] pfSense-CE/pfSense-CE.vmx                                         freebsd64Guest          vmx-08    pfSense VM
20     HPE_VerticaAnalyticPlatform   [datastore1] HPE Vertica Analytic Platform/HPE Vertica Analytic Platform.vmx   centos64Guest           vmx-08
21     thinc                         [Pool6TBDisks-NFS4ESXI] thinc/thinc.vmx                                        otherLinuxGuest         vmx-11
6      2012-SQL                      [datastore1] 2012-SQL/2012-SQL.vmx                                             windows8Server64Guest   vmx-11
7      2012-Mgmt                     [datastore1] 2012-Mgmt/2012-Mgmt.vmx                                           windows8Server64Guest   vmx-11
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Needed room: 2836 Gb.
Available room: 4180 Gb.
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I type: Ctrl-C

Shutting down...
Killed


Without Email option all is working:
[root@esxi:/vmfs/volumes/56e4e6a0-ae62921e-817c-0cc47ab3e5ee/xsi-dir] ./xsibackup --backup-point=/vmfs/volumes/esxi-backup/ --backup-type=custom --backup-vms="Xubuntu" --date-dir=yes

#####################################################################################
#                                                                                   #
#  (c) XSIBACKUP-FREE 9.0.2 | Backup for (c) VMWARE ESXi Hypervisor by 33hops.com   #
#                                                                                   #
#####################################################################################

XSIBackup PID: 789141                                           esxi.domain.local
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 11:06:02 +0000                     IPv4: 192.168.0.21/255.255.255.0
VMware ESXi 6.0.0 build-3380124                   (c) Rsync 3.1.0 as opt. dependency

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Found --backup-point at [ /vmfs/volumes/esxi-backup/ ]
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E-mail Warnings
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The e-mail report will not be sent because of the followig reasons:
The --mail-from string has not been set
The --mail-to string has not been set
The --smtp-srv string has not been set
The --smtp-port string has not been set
The --smtp-usr string has not been set, you need --smtp-usr if --smtp-auth is other than -none-
The --smtp-pwd string has not been set, you need --smtp-pwd if --smtp-auth is other than -none-
Getting list of all VMs...
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1      napp-it                       [datastore1] napp-it/napp-it.vmx                                               solaris11_64Guest       vmx-11    OmniOS 151014 with L2ARC bug fixed
13     EXASolo-5.0.15                [datastore1] EXASolo-5.0.15/EXASolo-5.0.15.vmx                                 rhel6_64Guest           vmx-11    rhel6.5.0
14     Xubuntu                       [datastore1] Xubuntu/Xubuntu.vmx                                               ubuntu64Guest           vmx-11
17     filer.domain.local           [Pool6TBDisks-NFS4ESXI] filer.domain.local/filer.domain.local.vmx               windows8Server64Guest   vmx-11
18     Win10-Test                    [Pool6TBDisks-NFS4ESXI] Win10-Test/Win10-Test.vmx                              windows9_64Guest        vmx-11
19     pfSense-CE                    [datastore1] pfSense-CE/pfSense-CE.vmx                                         freebsd64Guest          vmx-08    pfSense VM
20     HPE_VerticaAnalyticPlatform   [datastore1] HPE Vertica Analytic Platform/HPE Vertica Analytic Platform.vmx   centos64Guest           vmx-08
21     thinc                         [Pool6TBDisks-NFS4ESXI] thinc/thinc.vmx                                        otherLinuxGuest         vmx-11
6      2012-SQL                      [datastore1] 2012-SQL/2012-SQL.vmx                                             windows8Server64Guest   vmx-11
7      2012-Mgmt                     [datastore1] 2012-Mgmt/2012-Mgmt.vmx                                           windows8Server64Guest   vmx-11
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VMs to backup:
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14     Xubuntu                       [datastore1] Xubuntu/Xubuntu.vmx                                               ubuntu64Guest           vmx-11
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Needed room: 78 Gb.
Available room: 4180 Gb.
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#2 2017-06-10 14:46:20

Daniel
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Registered: 2017-04-22
Posts: 60

Re: --backup-type=custom --backup-vms="VM-Name" is not working as expecte

We are willing to help you, but you haven't posted any relevant information. If I understood you well, you can't send the e-mail report, but I don't see any SMTP output, not even the intent to connect to an SMTP server.

I don't see any --smtp-usr argument, that's all that I can say based on the information that you provided.

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#3 2017-06-11 20:14:23

MaddinK
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Registered: 2017-06-09
Posts: 4

Re: --backup-type=custom --backup-vms="VM-Name" is not working as expecte

Thank you for your answer.

>you can't send the e-mail report,
No you misunderstand me, I can send emails...

The problem is, that I cannot backup just 1 VM when I append the email option, it starts to backup ALL VMs (as you can see in my logs).
But without email to be send, I can backup just the 1 VM I want to backup.

The Shell command:
./xsibackup --backup-point=/... --backup-type=custom -–backup-vms="Xubuntu" --date-dir=yes --mail-.....
will backup _ALL_ VMs existing on the ESX and then sends the email:
But
./xsibackup --backup-point=/... --backup-type=custom -–backup-vms="Xubuntu" --date-dir=yes
Works as expected and will backup just the VM "Xubuntu" VMs existing on the ESX.

But I really want both!!
First Emails AND second the ability to select VMs to be backed up (not always all).

Now more clear??
Thank you very much for your time!!

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#4 2017-06-12 19:56:15

Daniel
Moderator
Registered: 2017-04-22
Posts: 60

Re: --backup-type=custom --backup-vms="VM-Name" is not working as expecte

Nobody ever reported such behaviour and we have not been able to reproduce it so far.
The only way to backup all VMs is by parsing the argument --backup-type=all.
It is impossible that

--backup-type=custom --backup-vms="Xubuntu"

backs up ALL VMs, unless you have edited the code.

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