#1 2020-01-20 08:00:55

anesysgroup
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consolidating snapshots

Hello,

We are using XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.0.1. for backups VM in Esxi 6.7.

This is our backup option:

"/vmfs/volumes/SSD_datastore/XsiBackup/xsibackup" --backup-point="/vmfs/volumes/Synology NFS/esxibackups-poweroff" --backup-how=cold --backup-type=custom --shutdown-wait=320 --backup-vms=XXX --date-dir=yes --backup-room=2000 --smart-info --mail-from=XXX@XXX –XXX@XXX --smtp-srv=smtp.gmail.com --smtp-port=465 --smtp-auth=yes --smtp-sec=SSL --smtp-usr=XXX --smtp-pwd=XXX

It seems that xsi does not consolidate snapshots before backup. So after machine recovery (copy from „backup datastore“ to „production datastore“) and
register to vmware inventory machine cant start – snapshot files is missing in backup (and also in recovered) folder.

Is there any parameter to cinsolidate snapshot before backup?
Is possible to define count of backups? I mean to hold f.e.  3 last backup instead of define backup room size?

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#2 2020-01-20 10:22:10

admin
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Re: consolidating snapshots

Given the fact that you are using a cold backup, all files should be copied as they are and your VM should start the same way it was doing in its primary location. Any previous snapshot file is left as it was before the backup job, (c)XSIBackup will not consolidate or do anything on them.

If you want to consolidate your snapshots before the backup, just delete them.

Check the .vmx file and arrange the disk paths to point to the right snapshot in case they are wrong.

(c)XSIBackup-Pro offers more options in regards to backup rotation, like --del-dirs

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#3 2020-01-23 07:41:31

anesysgroup
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Re: consolidating snapshots

In production folder, there are more files than in backup folder. *-000001-sesparse.vmdk, *-000002.vmdk, *-000001.vmdk (I think these files are snapshots vmdk), vmware.log, *-snapshot7.vmsn.

In backup folder are only 5 files - *.vmx,*.vmdk, flat file, *.nvram, *.vmsd. So it is not true that xsibackup copy folder as it is - some files are skipped.

Result is, that after recovery folder these files are missing and VM cant start because there are snapshots it depends on but files are missing in folder.

Please where can be problem?

Thank you

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#4 2020-01-23 08:58:44

admin
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Re: consolidating snapshots

Contact support and provide the full log corresponding to this backup job, this is not a general issue.

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