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#1 2018-10-31 12:26:34

Registered: 2017-04-21
Posts: 2,032

XSITools not backing up VMs hosted in a non-VMFS volume

We have detected a bug when backing up VMs which are not hosted in an VMFS volume via [https://33hops.com/xsitools-vmfs-deduplication.html]XSITools[/url]. The symptoms are some error messages such us:

Can't find extent map at /vmfs/volumes/NAS/VM1/VM1.vmdk.extents

You may as well not get any error, but the VM will not be backed up.

We are currently working in fixing this bug, the fix will be released in short as XSIBackup 11.1.4
Please, be aware of the fact that storing production VMs in non VMFS volumes is something not recommendable, as ESXi will loose the advantages of hosting files in a file system that has especifically been designed for the purpose. It won't have access to data structure metadata and everything will be slower, including [https://33hops.com/xsitools-vmfs-deduplication.html]XSITools[/url] backups.


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