Hello! Can I use this product with esxi 6.5 free host or I have to wait new product release ? Thank you.
Yes, it is compatible with all ESXi free versions, including ESXi 6.5.0. But you must be aware of the fact that OpenSSH 7.3p1 bundled with some 6.5.0 builds is broken and that affects Rsync in some cases. I would stick to 6.0 until a fixed build is released. This applies to both XSIBACKUP-FREE and XSIBACKUP-PRO
Last edited by Daniel (2017-05-04 08:16:38)
Thanks for the answer. I try to do test backup and it was gone well.
But I have two little questions:
1) When I do backup from putty manually, I see work progress on the screen. When will I do it throught cron, I can't see anything? I can to know any information about job state only with email report? I see key "--watch" in pro version, is here some replacement in free?
2) About "--backup-point". Man page says:"local mount point" or "remote esxi host", can I use shared folder for this purpose ?
Again ESXi 6.5.0 bundles a busybox version which in turn includes a sed version that buffers output by default, we have fixed that issue in the free version (9.0.2).
ESXi "shared folders" are known as datastores, you can mount NFS and iSCSI shares. If what you mean is, can I use a CIFS/ Samba folder to store my backups?, the answer is: no, that is not a very efficient nor reliable file share protocol and on top of that ESXi cannot mount Samba shares, probably due to reaching the same conclussion. Any Windows Server OS should allow you to share folders via NFS protocol. Most versions of Windows Server include an add on to use NFS services.
Last edited by Daniel (2017-06-07 14:19:22)