I am using version 11.0.1 (the free one) and it is working for the most part and I have only one issue. The issue is as follows. When I setup the job for cron, I forgot to change the -backup-prog switch to vmkfstools and it did the backup with xsitools. I have since switched it in the job, but eveytime I do a backup it gives the following error about compression:
ERROR (XSITCOMP), details Error: /vmfs/volumes/Backups compression yes/no related error
When I did further, it says that the directory is an xsitools repository and that compression needs to be enabled (which is not possible as far as I know).
Since I will not be using xsitools anymore, how do I change it back to a regular repository?
You cannot switch from --backup-prog=XSITools:z to --backup-prog=Vmkfstools without changing the --backup-point to a different path, or you will be trying to overwrite an XSITools repository with Vmkfstools backups.
The solution to your problem is very simple: change the --backup-point argument to some other path or delete the old XSITools repository and reuse the same path.
Thanks for the quick response. That was what I was afraid of. I have a mix in that directory right now, so I will go with the first option.
For anyone else that has this issue, there is a hidden file called .xsitools in the directory (at least on my CentOS 7 box) that has to be deleted in order for the repository to go away. Once I removed this file, no more compression error. This way I did not have to change paths or anything else.