#1 2020-05-06 13:51:45

speedtriple
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will and will not backup ESXi 6.7U3

If VM is running they are not backed up, the .vmdk-file halts the backup somehow (the .vmx-file backs up). In ESXi controlpanel I can see that "snapshot-failed" in the running log. Get error that one VM has a virtual hdd connected to SCSI.

Did shut down the VM. Then they are backed up, but this one VM has an RDM-hdd 4TB mounted, and XSI tries to backup that one also now (but running out of space). The RDM-mount is set as "independent-persistent" to avoid backup of this hdd..

To avoid backup is maybe not supported on "independent-persistent"?
And with the VM running then the RDM-mounted "virtual-hdd" is not supported på XSI?

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#2 2020-05-06 14:12:33

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Re: will and will not backup ESXi 6.7U3

(c)XSIBackup-Free does not include some advanced features. If you can afford to stop the VM for a minute, just perform a --backup-how=warm backup.

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#3 2020-05-06 14:23:48

speedtriple
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Re: will and will not backup ESXi 6.7U3

Thank you. It works! Understand the FREE version have no option to exclude the RDM-virtual disk, and this exclusion might be done in the paid version?

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Removing snapshots, please wait...
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Syncronizing config files
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Backing up virtual disks...
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scsi0:0.fileName = "Windows10_HS3.vmdk"
scsi2:0.fileName = "HGST_RDM_1.vmdk"
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Destination disk format: VMFS thin-provisioned
Cloning disk '/vmfs/volumes/850evoSSD120gb/Windows10_HS3/Windows10_HS3.vmdk'...
Clone: 100% done.
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[Windows10_HS3] Disk copied to /vmfs/volumes/850evoSSD120gb/backup/20200506141553/Windows10_HS3/Windows10_HS3.vmdk
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Destination disk format: VMFS thin-provisioned
Cloning disk '/vmfs/volumes/850evoSSD120gb/Windows10_HS3/HGST_RDM_1.vmdk'...
Clone: 10% done.

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#4 2020-05-09 18:26:41

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Re: will and will not backup ESXi 6.7U3

Persistent disks can be backed up using the --backup-how=warm option, RDM disks can't be backed up.

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#5 2020-05-09 21:32:40

speedtriple
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Re: will and will not backup ESXi 6.7U3

Thank you. That is also my object, I will prefer to not back up the RDM-hdd, due to the space they require.

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