Using the GUI interface exclusively, We would like to learn the steps for setting up an incremental backup and fullback to different subfolders on the same datastore.
Subfolder (full and incremental). The backups should be chained with the Full occurring every 3 days.
Use OneDiff as you backup program to achieve the differential backup every day and Vmkfstools every three days, you don't need chaining.
You have a wizard in the GUI and a full manual detailing every step here: https://33hops.com/xsibackup-pro-gui-manual.html#1
It's a matter of choosing programs, paths and VMs and clicking on "Next". You should previously add an SMTP server.
If you are new to Linux, you might need to learn how a crontab works, but that is general knowledge that you should acquire on your own.
* * * * * command to be executed - - - - - | | | | | | | | | +----- day of week (0 - 6) (Sunday=0) | | | +------- month (1 - 12) | | +--------- day of month (1 - 31) | +----------- hour (0 - 23) +------------- min (0 - 59)
Thanks for your quick reply. Is it safe to say that if I use vmkfstools behind onediff I should only backup the XXXX_xsibak file with vmkfstools?
You could do that, or even perform an Vmkfstools on a VM that is engaged in a OneDiff differential backup. The backup will be made from the OneDiff snapshot and the integrity of the OneDiff differential backup will be preserved.
Thus it's totally safe to backup the _XSIBAK VM or even the original VM.