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i have a vm failing backup but the thing is it clones both sdX's as both vmdks say 100% done and when i go into my datastore folder i can see both vmdks there
but this is the error i get
./xsibackup: eval: line 1: disk0: not found
./xsibackup: eval: line 1: disk1: not found
Backing up virtual disks...
any help please?
There's some inconsistency in the VM layout. Look for the 'eval' keyword in the source code and debug or check your .vmx file to find the cause. Looks like some missing disk is in the .vmx file.
when you say look at the source code, is the source code in the .vmx file?
The source in the xsibackup file, you need some minimum Bash coding skills to do that.
If that's not the case, just inspect the VM .vmx file to find out why the program complains about those missing disks
ok ive had a look in the .vmx file
scsi0:0.deviceType = "scsi-hardDisk"
scsi0:0.fileName = "lon-d-squid.vmdk"
scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:1.deviceType = "scsi-hardDisk"
scsi0:1.fileName = "lon-d-squid_1.vmdk"
scsi0:1.present = "TRUE"
as you can see theres 2 vmdks
if i go in the datastore, browse the vm, i can also see the 2 vmdks
also if i right click the vm edit and expand both hard drives, i see
vmdk is scsi 0:0
1.vmdk is scsi 0:1
i cant see any problems, or maybe im missing something?
think i have found the problem
Most frequest (c)XSIBackup Classic snapshot related errors
i have checked and it has no snapshots in manage snapshots
all i can see is vmdk (disk0) and vmdk1 (disk1)
i attach a picture of my vm template
can you spot the rogue snapshot?
Last edited by Robertkwild (2020-09-06 23:19:28)
so just to clarify, when xsibackup says disk0 and disk1 not found does it mean
disk0 = lon-d-squid.vmdk
disk1 = lon-d-squid_1.vmdk
ok this is one for you guys as im speechless...
found out the backup fails when the vm is running
when i powered down the vm and kicked off the backup again, guess what it works with no errors
im pretty sure its to do with all the services running on this vm as its squid, i have
im pretty sure clamav or c-icap are messing with the backup
Are you using ESXi 7.0?, please note that ESXi Free is not compatible with version 7.0 that is stated in the product page.
no im using esxi 6.7u3
We followed your issue in VMWare Communities too. We really can't grasp, with the information that you have provided so far, why was this VM failing to be backed up, we have the feeling that it had something to do with the snapshot system, maybe some old snapshot info remained in some config file like .vmsd
We have answered to your post in VMWare Communities with some general advices to help narrow this kind of issues down.
VMWare Communities snapshot issue thread