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#1 2021-06-26 14:13:08

Int
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Registered: 2017-12-05
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Snapshots are deleted when --backup-how=cold used on ESXi 7.0 (solved)

In your post
https://33hops.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=823
you clarify why snapshots must be deleted on ESXi 7.0, but also state this is only necessary when the VM is on:

deleting all snapshots previous to performing a backup or replica, only if the VM is on.

When xsibackup is started while the VM is off this works fine and the snapshots are preserved.

But when xsibackup is started with option "--backup-how=cold" while the VM is on, the snapshots are deleted:

Powering off VM: test001(21).
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VM test001(21) is now off.
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Virtual Machine Name: test001
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(c)ESXi 7.0 or higher detected, all snapshots were removed for VM test001(21)
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*** Skipping snapshot, VM is off ***
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But since the VM is powered down before making the backup, isn't it unnecessary to delete the existing snapshots?

Would it be possible to change the behaviour of xsibackup to keep the snapshots when option "--backup-how=cold" is used?

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#2 2021-06-27 12:06:52

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Registered: 2017-04-21
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Re: Snapshots are deleted when --backup-how=cold used on ESXi 7.0 (solved)

We'll revise that behaviour in next release, thank you for pointing out.

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#3 2021-06-28 08:58:26

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Re: Snapshots are deleted when --backup-how=cold used on ESXi 7.0 (solved)

Great!

Do you already have a timeline for the next release?

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#4 2021-06-28 14:50:57

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Re: Snapshots are deleted when --backup-how=cold used on ESXi 7.0 (solved)

It's summer, we have some scheduled works and some other things that entered the priority list, like this bug. Hard to say, it shuld be ready in less than two weeks though.

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#5 2021-06-28 18:28:15

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Re: Snapshots are deleted when --backup-how=cold used on ESXi 7.0 (solved)

We fixed this in 1.5.0.10, already available to download. It was just a matter of tweaking an if clause, thus we released a quick fix.
Please confirm that you can now backup the VM as desired.

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#6 2021-07-12 11:46:47

Int
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Re: Snapshots are deleted when --backup-how=cold used on ESXi 7.0 (solved)

Thank you very much.
I tested your bug fix in 1.5.0.10 successfully.

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