#1 2018-10-01 14:24:01

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Unable to Backup at Remote ESXI

Hi,

Whenever I start remote backup, im getting following error

I tried

./xsibackup --backup-point=192.168.99.205:22:/vmfs/volumes/DATA --backup-type=custom --backup-how=cold --backup-vms="Mail01" --date-dir=yes

I got error and then i tried following


./xsibackup --backup-point="192.168.99.205:22:/vmfs/volumes/DATA:F" --backup-type=custom --backup-how=cold --backup-vms="Mail01" --date-dir=yes

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Error RBAKSRV1: unable to determine the backup point location

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|              Backup of ESXi configuration is not available in XSIBACKUP-FREE             |
|                          Get XSIBACKUP-PRO at http://33hops.com                          |
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Errors detected in backup, check logs
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Backup finished
Tip: no chained backups scheduled, set --on-success and/or --on-error arguments to chain a backup
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XSIBACKUP_EXIT_STATUS=314
Killed

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#2 2018-10-01 14:42:58

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Re: Unable to Backup at Remote ESXI

Remove the ":F", that is useless and raises your second error.
BTW, what is the error you get in the first case?

Make sure you don't cut and paste from Word, PDF or similar. Characters could be substitued by something similar causing this type of errors.

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#3 2018-10-01 14:54:01

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Re: Unable to Backup at Remote ESXI

First Command gives me

./xsibackup --backup-point=192.168.99.205:22:/vmfs/volumes/DATA --backup-type=custom --backup-how=cold --backup-vms="Mail01" --date-dir=yes


This Error:
The server --backup-point=192.168.99.205:22:/vmfs/volumes/DATA does not exist
Make sure there is an SSH server listening on 192.168.99.205 port 22 and that the firewall allows this connection

But Im able to login through Putty to 192.168.99.205:22

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#4 2018-10-01 14:57:02

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Re: Unable to Backup at Remote ESXI

Im able to login now..

Now it gives me error

Invalid --backup-prog value, IP backups only with progs: rsync | onediff | borg
Service OpenSSH ready at server 192.168.99.205:22

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#5 2018-10-01 15:01:24

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Re: Unable to Backup at Remote ESXI

May I know what to used for

--backup-prog value to be used OneDiff or Rsync

I just wanted to transfer from ESXI Server A to ESXI Server B

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#6 2018-10-01 15:58:57

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Re: Unable to Backup at Remote ESXI

You aren't receiving errors, you are receiving messages which are pretty clear.
You don't need support, you need to read the program documentation before using it.

First of all, make sure that you can reach the server you want to copy VMs to. Not from Putty, but from server A.
Then use a --backup-prog that you can use over IP (Rsync), default is Vmkfstools which can be used locally only.

Thus:

./xsibackup --backup-prog=Rsync --backup-point=192.168.99.205:22:/vmfs/volumes/DATA \
--backup-type=custom --backup-how=cold --backup-vms="Mail01" --date-dir=yes

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#7 2018-10-02 12:18:48

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Re: Unable to Backup at Remote ESXI

Thanks for your reply,  that worked after many password required to enter, may be due the remote pc does not have XSIBACKUP, so it was created folders one by one after each password.

But just to copy 1.5 TB from SERVER A to SERVER B, it just finished 20 % on Gigabyte Network card & switch, how can i do fast transfer.
Can you advice?

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#8 2018-10-03 10:32:57

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Re: Unable to Backup at Remote ESXI

im waiting for your advice, any solution to transfer faster from Server ESXI A to Server ESXI B

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#9 2018-10-03 10:43:27

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Re: Unable to Backup at Remote ESXI

We are sorry sir, but aren't really understanding your problem.
We suspect that you have not linked servers prior to performing the backup. You cannot perform a backup without first allowing servers to communicate, hence the repeated password prompt.

You must link servers before even attempting to use XSIBackup over IP
https://33hops.com/xsibackup-help-man-page.html#linksrv

Please, read the program documentation before posting to the forum, otherwise we won't be able to help you. You may start here:
https://33hops.com/xsibackup-tutorial-1.html

You have most documents arranged by topic here:
https://33hops.com/xsibackup-indexed-resources.html

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#10 2018-10-03 11:04:50

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Re: Unable to Backup at Remote ESXI

Thanks for your links. I have only one question, where im not to find though it may be there.

Im Sorry to ask you again, I wanted to Transfer Vpshere Host Faster from ESXI Server A to ESXI Server B, in that case.

Do I Need

- To Purchase XSIBACKUP-PRO
- Require any special command to make transfer faster

Because The transfer is in local area network only on Gigabyte Network.

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#11 2018-10-03 16:56:01

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Re: Unable to Backup at Remote ESXI

Depending on the aggregated size of your VMs you may not need XSIBACKUP-PRO. Rsync will transfer them at around 40 mb/s, provided that you have Intel NICs, a decent CPU and the network is quiet during the backup Window. XSIDiff on Pro version will reach 70-80 mb/s

If you will only transfer once XSIBACKUP-FREE will be enough, if your require some more transfers, then Pro version will definetly save you a lot of time.

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#12 2018-10-15 05:35:23

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Re: Unable to Backup at Remote ESXI

Thanks, but its taking ages to copy one VM of 1.2 TB.

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#13 2018-10-15 16:14:56

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Re: Unable to Backup at Remote ESXI

Where?
How?
Through what?

1.2 Tb. is a lot of data. If you try to push it through a dial up modem connection, then using tb/age is a reasonable unit of measure. If you are doing it through a 10 mbps WAN, then ages is still a good unit of measure. If on the contrary you are copying over a LAN, then taking ages might not be a reasonable speed.

Please, use terms that anybody reading your posts can understand, like mb/s. If you expect to receive a concrete answer, then provide some, at least, approximate information on the subject.

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