#1 2020-05-19 09:08:46

pm24
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Registered: 2020-05-19
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XSIbackup on ESXi70 (HPE)

Good  morning,
I'm new here :-)
I try to install XSIbackup on vmware ESXI 7.0 free (HPE-Custom-AddOn_700.0.0.10.5.0-108).
The installation was successful. (I used sript from email).
If I run the task manually " ./xsibackup --run-backup=001 ", backup not successful, I see only this screen :



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|                        Rsyslog is not available in XSIBACKUP-FREE                        |
|                          Get XSIBACKUP-PRO at http://33hops.com                          |
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###############################################################################
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#  (c) XSIBACKUP-FREE 11.2.8 | Backup for (c) VMWARE ESXi Hypervisor by 33hops.com
#
###################################################################################

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|              High speed and deduplication is not available in XSIBACKUP-FREE             |
|                          Get XSIBACKUP-PRO at http://33hops.com                          |
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NOTICE: (c) XSIBackup kills any user launched jobs, make sure you don't overlap manual jobs
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XSIBackup PID:           372944                                     HPMicroS01-ESXi70.ZyXEL-USG
Only ESXi 5.X and 6.X series are supported. It will not work in previous versions of ESXi.
Compatibility with ESXi 6.7 is still under development, you can enable at your own risk, only local backups will work.
[root@HPMicroS01-ESXi70:/vmfs/volumes/5e836f1f-92995e52-7c5e-9440c9ed8716/xsi-dir]




Same logs on screen is if I run ./xsibackup without parameters.
Log file is empty.


This is me jobs/001 :

"/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/xsi-dir/xsibackup" \
--backup-prog=Vmkfstools \
--backup-point="/vmfs/volumes/datastore2/backup" \
--backup-type=Running \
--backup-how=Hot \
--date-dir=yes \
--use-smtp=1 \
--mail-to=xxx@xxx.xx \
--backup-id=001 \
--description="Simple Vmkfstools backup" \
--exec=yes >> "/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/xsi-dir/var/logs/xsibackup.log"



Thx for help.
Peter

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#2 2020-05-19 09:20:02

Pas98
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Registered: 2020-05-14
Posts: 13

Re: XSIbackup on ESXi70 (HPE)

Hey,

do u want to make a backup?

LG

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#3 2020-05-19 10:02:57

pm24
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Re: XSIbackup on ESXi70 (HPE)

Yes, I want make backup. Next step will be configuration cron for daily backup.

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#4 2020-05-19 12:06:49

Pas98
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Posts: 13

Re: XSIbackup on ESXi70 (HPE)

Ok, than check out this tutorial.

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#5 2020-05-19 14:32:38

admin
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Posts: 1,362

Re: XSIbackup on ESXi70 (HPE)

In (c)ESXi 7.0.0 only plain backups made by using --backup-prog=vmkfstools are supported by (c)XSIBackup-Free.

This is due to (c)VMWare having made some drastic changes in the way ESXi behaves. New (c)ESXi 7.0.0 blocks read access to all files, including the -flat.vmdk files all the time, even when a snapshot has been taken. These changes lead to all backup methods other than --backup-prog=vmkfstools being useless.

On addition, we haven't announced compatibility with ESXi 7 so far. (c)XSIBackup-DC will indeed be compatible with ESXi 7.0 from version 1.3.0.0

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#6 2020-05-21 11:24:46

pm24
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Re: XSIbackup on ESXi70 (HPE)

I foud solution ... ./xsibackup = edit line No.995

But I have next problem with email notifications.
I have problem add rule in /etc/vmware/firewall/service.xml .
I'm having trouble changing file permissions :

[root@HPMicroS01-ESXi70:~] chmod 644 /etc/vmware/firewall/service.xml
chmod: /etc/vmware/firewall/service.xml: Operation not permitted
[root@HPMicroS01-ESXi70:~]

Thx for help!

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#7 2020-05-22 15:07:25

admin
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Re: XSIbackup on ESXi70 (HPE)

VMWare has blocked read access to all files in ESXi 7.0.0, including the firewall configuration file, thus you will no longer be able to create custom firewall rules, unless we or somebody else comes up with a solution.

Our temporary workaround in DC 1.3.0.0 is to disable the firewall during the second that takes to send the e-mail. The security concerns are limited if used in a LAN or controlled environment. We believe nobody uses ESXi with an internet address assigned to it.

(c)XSIBackup-DC will address this in v. 1.3.0.0 (about to be launched) by reading from the iSCSI disk, but Pro will still take some time to adopt the solution, if it ecer does.

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