E.g., need to backup VMs from datastoreA/vm/* to clonof_datastoreA/vm/* and datastoreB/vm/* to cloneof_datastoreB/vm/*
Each datastore has a varying amount of vms that we cannot always specify with "--backup-vms” since this would be very tedious to change all the time.
We tried expressions but there is no reference to any source datastore.
Do you have a solution for this?
Yes; of course, we had read the man page; however, we cannot find an appropriate solution.
To repeat myself, it is not an issue of all / running / custom!
These VMs reside on multiple datastores and we wish to backup from each one uniquely to another datastore. To simplifly: storeA to storeC and storeB to storeD. --- without having to specify the names or expressions since that is too tedious and too much work to change all the time.
If you used a proper naming convention, you would not need to change regular expressions all the time. Your problem is that you are trying to accomplish an exigent goal with a poor design.
Just rename your VMs so that they reflect the DS they are sitting at in their name and use a regular expression.
That "Still waiting..." is out of place. I don't know if you are aware of the fact that you are requesting others to offer you some advice for free. So, don't be that picky when it comes to ask for help that you are not entitled to receive.