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#1 2021-06-10 06:57:23

Rolf
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Registered: 2020-03-27
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All Snapshots are deleted

Actually I used XSIBackup-DC Vesion 1.5.0.7
For some of my VMs I need to create snapshots to save different states.
When those VMs are in the job-list for XSIBackup all the snapshots are removed after the backup.

Should this be a normal behaviour of XSIBackup? So when I use XSIBackup I cannot create snapshots on my own?
Thanks
Rolf

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#2 2021-06-10 07:59:02

admin
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Registered: 2017-04-21
Posts: 1,778

Re: All Snapshots are deleted

That depends on what (c)ESXi version you are using. From (c)ESXi 7.0 all files in a virtual machine are read blocked, even when the VM is running on top of a snapshot, thus keeping preexisting snapshots is not possible. This is by design and a decission taken at (c)VMWare.

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#3 2021-06-15 13:47:07

Int
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Registered: 2017-12-05
Posts: 58

Re: All Snapshots are deleted

Your documentation does not make clear that XSIBackup is silently deleting existing snapshots on ESXi 7.0

at
https://33hops.com/xsibackup-dc-full-ma … on-account
you still say

> We may introduce some code to delete any eventual pre-existing snapshot when ©ESXi 7.0 or above is detected, by now knowing this is left to the Sysadmin: if you want all data to be backed up, do not keep snapshots in production virtual machines. If you backup some VM with previous snapshots in ©ESXi 7.0, you will have to, by now, edit the .vmx file to point it to the base disks before using the restored file set.

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#4 2021-06-15 14:16:38

admin
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Registered: 2017-04-21
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Re: All Snapshots are deleted

That text was outdated, we corrected the information.
Nonetheless this is stated in the program's output.

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