#1 2017-08-14 07:09:29

docm
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Registered: 2017-08-14
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Long Time until Start of Backup

Hi,

i'm currently evaluating xsibackup on 2 esxi6.5u1 hosts.
whenever i start a manual backup with the following options

./xsibackup --backup-point="<IP of ESXi Host>:22:/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/backup:F" --backup-how=hot --backup-type=custom --backup-vms=<VM Name> --backup-prog=rsync --mail-from=<E-Mail> --mail-to=<E-Mail> --smtp-srv=<Mail Server> --smtp-port=587 --smtp-usr=<Account> --smtp-pwd=********* --smtp-sec=TLS

i recognized, it's taking a long time until the backup itself starts.
For instance, backing up a 9GB Linux VM takes ~45 Minutes (referring to the time command in ESXi)
referring to the xsibackup report the backup only took ~9 minutes.

During the time after starting the command and the beginn of the backup itself, i've seen in the ps output a cat and grep command which seems to be related to the xsibackup command.

what is taking so long until the backup itself starts ?
am i using wrong parameters ?

Regards
Frank

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#2 2017-08-14 14:31:42

admin
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Registered: 2017-04-21
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Re: Long Time until Start of Backup

It shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes.
Try to kill everything related to XSIBackup and run the backup again

kill -9 $( ps -c  | grep xsi | awk '{print $1}' )

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#3 2017-08-14 19:06:07

docm
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Registered: 2017-08-14
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Re: Long Time until Start of Backup

interesting case. there was a vmdk file in the directory of a turned off VM where xsibackup had problems with.
after deleting this file the backup works fine.

and btw. thanks a lot for this programm.

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