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#1 2021-05-04 06:15:19

Registered: 2021-03-06
Posts: 26

Same data backed up multiple times

I'm running backup manually, shouldn't matter but mentioning it, if it does.
Command is: /scratch/XSI/XSIBackup-DC/xsibackup --backup "VMs(VM1,VM2,VM3,VM4,VM5,VM6,VM7,VM8,VM9)" adm@synology-IP:22:/volume1/esxi-backups/

You can see that during backing up of VM2 it also backs up HDDs of VM1 (lines 155-165)
Same for VM3 (lines 247-257), VM4 (lines 321-331), VM5 (lines 393-403), VM6 (lines 513-523), VM7 (lines 607-617), VM8 (lines 725-729), VM9 (lines 847-851)

Checking the synology drive data, I cannot see the drives of VM1 in the VM2 folder, so I assume the backup is ok, but it's just an assumption. Can someone investigate this and confirm that doing a restore of VM2 will NOT in fact restore anything from VM1? Because that would be nasty.
Then obviously this should be fixed since it keeps processing the same hdds for every VM in the backup and while it doesn't seem to have a huge impact, it adds up.

The second potential problem are some excluded files. For ex on VM3 lines 243-245 I see what I am assuming to be snapshots being skipped (some other VMs have this as well). In theory that should be fine because this VM does not have snapshots as far as I can tell (via snapshot manager and actually checking the folder of the VM) but then where is it getting these from?

Thank you.


#2 2021-05-04 10:00:55

Registered: 2017-04-21
Posts: 1,967

Re: Same data backed up multiple times

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