#1 2018-09-12 09:51:22

zenyte
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Registered: 2017-09-22
Posts: 6

Best practice 2 Server 2 local Datastores 1 NAS

Server ESXi01
Fujitsu Hardware with 2 local Datastores ESXi 6.5 Custom Image

SQL-Datastore - 
              |-> /Backup_Dir/ Windows 2008R2 with SQL Database (machine not running, copy from ESXi02 with XSIBackup)

DC-Datastore -> Windows Small Businessserver 2011 Exchange/Printserver/DHCP/DNS... (running) [1.3TB]
DC-Datastore -> Windows 7 Faxserver (running) [70GB]


Server ESXi02
Fujitsu Hardware with 2 local Datastores ESXi 6.5 Custom Image

SQL-Datastore -> Windows 2008R2 SQL Database (running) [500GB]
DC-Datastore - 
			 |-> Backup_Dir/ Windows Small Businessserver 2011 Exchange/Printserver/DHCP/DNS... (machine not running, copy from ESXi01 with XSIBackup)
			 |-> Backup_Dir/ Windows 7 Faxserver (machine not running, copy from ESXi01 with XSIBackup)

QNAP NAS attached to both ESXi as NFS Datastore			 
NAS01 -> ESXi_Backups/ESXi01/ (backup of all running VMs with XSIBackup)
NAS01 -> ESXi_Backups/ESXi02/ (backup of all running VMs with XSIBackup)

My question, is this possible with XSIBACKUP-PRO and how do i config this behavior.
do i have to install xsibackup on both ESXis? wich protokoll should i use? XSI-Diff, rsync, onediff??
i´m not really experienced with vmware and esxi could you please give some hints how do i configure this from scratch

Last edited by zenyte (2018-09-12 10:01:06)

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#2 2018-09-13 21:25:30

admin
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Registered: 2017-04-21
Posts: 1,369

Re: Best practice 2 Server 2 local Datastores 1 NAS

Try not to use any custom build especially from Fujitsu.
In fact, XSIBackup plainly does not support any custom builds.
We have detected some really nasty bugs on some of Fujistsu's ESXi builds:

https://33hops.com/xsibackup-most-commo … ror-type-7

We aren't really fully comprehending what you try to represent in the code box.

Of course XSIBackup is able to backup your VMs to your QNap, but you must meet some conditions, one of which is to use an official VMWare build. Custom manufacturer builds aren't ESXi but plain commercial tools, most of the times just aimed at forcing you to buy hardware from some brand.

Second, but not less important: do not use NFS 4.1, it's simply useless for backup purposes and it just does not work in the shell environment. Switch to NFS 3 if you are using some other version. iSCSI and local disks will not give you any problem.

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