#1 2019-01-10 15:27:24

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Registered: 2018-03-12
Posts: 19

Should --certify-backup take this long?

Hi all,

New to the Pro version and am trying to certify backups, but as you'll see from the log, although the first backup took about 1h36m, the --certify-backup (using sha1) is still running after nearly 14h.  Is this normal?

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2019-01-10T01:00:04|     XSIBACKUP-PRO 11.2.2: new execution request
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2019-01-10T01:00:04|
2019-01-10T01:00:05|  NOTICE: (c) XSIBackup kills any user launched jobs, make sure you don't overlap manual jobs
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XSIBackup PID:           638120                                                 edge.trisect.eu
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 01:00:04 +0000                                IPv4: 94.23.36.166/255.255.255.0
VMware ESXi 6.0.0 build-3620759                              (c) Rsync 3.1.0 as opt. dependency
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Backup Id:                  001                 AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 4334
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2019-01-10T01:00:05|  Backup description: Nightly backup
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2019-01-10T01:00:05|  Alert: crontab is not installed for user root
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2019-01-10T01:00:06|  ADVICE: no SSD disks, please consider adding an SSD cache disk to improve performance
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2019-01-10T01:00:06|  Backup user is: root
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2019-01-10T01:00:06|  Backup program is: onediff
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2019-01-10T01:00:08|  --backup-point found at /vmfs/volumes/NAS (filesystem: NFS)
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2019-01-10T01:00:09|  Getting list of all VMs...
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2019-01-10T01:00:09|  10     Hawking          [datastore1] Hawking/Hawking.vmx   fedora64Guest   vmx-11
2019-01-10T01:00:10|  11     Kepler           [datastore1] Kepler/Kepler.vmx     fedora64Guest   vmx-11
2019-01-10T01:00:11|  12     Hubble           [datastore1] Hubble/Hubble.vmx     fedora64Guest   vmx-11
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2019-01-10T01:00:12|  VMs to backup:
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2019-01-10T01:00:12|  10     Hawking          [datastore1] Hawking/Hawking.vmx   fedora64Guest   vmx-11
2019-01-10T01:00:16|  11     Kepler           [datastore1] Kepler/Kepler.vmx     fedora64Guest   vmx-11
2019-01-10T01:00:21|  12     Hubble           [datastore1] Hubble/Hubble.vmx     fedora64Guest   vmx-11
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2019-01-10T01:00:25|  Calculating sizes...
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2019-01-10T01:00:27|  Needed room: 408 Gb.
2019-01-10T01:00:27|  Sparse size: 408 Gb.
2019-01-10T01:00:27|  Available room: 1828 Gb.
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2019-01-10T01:00:29|  [Hawking] Starting backup (size is 204994M on 204992M file)
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2019-01-10T01:00:29|  XSIBackup will backup your VMs while they are running, so that users can continue to use the VM
2019-01-10T01:00:29|  while the backup is taking place. You can also run cold and warm --backup-how
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2019-01-10T01:00:29|  Hot backup selected for VM: [Hawking], will not be switched off
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2019-01-10T01:00:30|  [Hawking] info: boot partition is MBR
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2019-01-10T01:00:32|  [Hawking] notice DIFRMMIS: no [Hawking-flat.vmdk] in remote OneDiff mirror, first run?.
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2019-01-10T01:00:32|  [Hawking] (c) OneDiff algorithm
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[Hawking] info: OneDiff backup first run, removing snapshots
[Hawking] info: all snapshots removed
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2019-01-10T01:00:53|  Snapshot & Quiescing
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2019-01-10T01:00:53|  [Hawking] info: VMWare Tools detected, taking snapshot QUIESCED(true)...
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2019-01-10T01:00:53|  [Hawking] info: round 1
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2019-01-10T01:01:05|  [Hawking] info: snapshot taken, quiescing status:
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2019-01-10T01:01:06|  INFO: found [Hawking_XSIBAK] with Id: 13
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2019-01-10T01:01:08|  Removing snapshots, please wait...
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2019-01-10T01:01:10|  Syncronizing config files
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2019-01-10T01:01:16|  Backing up virtual disks...
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2019-01-10T01:01:16|  scsi0:0.fileName = "Hawking.vmdk"
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Destination disk format: VMFS thin-provisioned
Cloning disk '/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/Hawking/Hawking.vmdk'...
Clone: 100% done.
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2019-01-10T01:35:51|  [Hawking] Disk copied to /vmfs/volumes/NAS/Hawking/Hawking.vmdk
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2019-01-10T01:35:53|  [Hawking] info: certifying backup by means of sha1 algorithm...
2019-01-10T01:35:54|  [Hawking] info: computing hashes for [Hawking-flat.vmdk]
2019-01-10T01:35:54|  [Hawking] info: comparing hashes of /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/Hawking/Hawking-flat.vmdk | /vmfs/volumes/NAS/Hawking/Hawking-flat.vmdk

Here's the backup job in question

"/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/xsi-dir/xsibackup" \
--backup-point=/vmfs/volumes/NAS \
--backup-prog=onediff:z \
--backup-type=all \
--certify-backup=sha1 \
--snapshot=doquiesce \
--backup-id=001 \
--description="Nightly backup" \
--mail-to=danny@trisect.uk \
--use-smtp=1 \
--exec=yes >> "/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/xsi-dir/var/logs/xsibackup.log"

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