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#1 2021-07-05 20:57:35

Pauwl
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DC version Trial to Free edition

Hi,

I am running some tests with the DC version of xsibackup.
The trial period has ended and the free edition is enough for me. I dont have any VMs larger than 100gb and I backup to a local datastore.

However, I still get the message:

Trial expired. You may still backup VMs up to 100.00 GB manually to local volumes

I dont have VMs larger than 100GB and I am not backupping over IP. What do I need to do to get the free version working?

Regards, Paul

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#2 2021-07-06 18:56:10

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Re: DC version Trial to Free edition

We have tested version 1.5.0.9 and the free unlicensed features work as expected. Are you maybe using CBT?

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#3 2021-07-07 07:45:12

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Re: DC version Trial to Free edition

Hi,

I have never turned this on. Never really looked into this feature tbh.
This is the command I am using in my script:

xsibackup --backup "VMs($vm-name)" /dest-dir --rotate=30d --subfolder=$vm-name --exclude="vmware-[0-9]{1,6}.log" > logfile

Are there parameters i should not use?

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#4 2021-07-07 08:28:15

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Re: DC version Trial to Free edition

You can't use /dest-dir as a valid backup path within (c)ESXi.
Please run something like

xsibackup --backup "VMs(vm-name)" /vmfs/volumes/backup/dest-dir >> logfile

And let us know if it worked.
You haven't still stated which version you are using.

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#5 2021-07-07 09:43:03

Pauwl
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Re: DC version Trial to Free edition

Hi,

Sorry I am using the latest version 1.5.0.10
The dest-dir was an example I use this as real dest-dir: "/vmfs/volumes/ESXI_BACKUPS_NFS_NAS002"

This was working fine until the trial period ended.

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#6 2021-07-07 16:12:54

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Re: DC version Trial to Free edition

ok, so I reinstalled the binary, and if I run it by hand it executes fine.
But if I try to redirect the output to a logfile it gives me the message trial has expired:

/scratch/XSI/XSIBackup-DC/xsibackup --backup "VMs(Sophos-XG)" /vmfs/volumes/ESXI_BACKUPS_NFS_NAS002 --rotate=5d --subfolder=Sophos-XG
--exclude="vmware-[0-9]{1,6}.log" >> /tmp/log.log

cat /tmp/log.log
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|  Trial expired. You may still backup VMs up to 100.00 GB manually to local volumes  |
|  Backups & replicas over IP are limited to 6 hours after each reboot cycle          |
|  Buy a license from 33hops.com using this discount voucher ::: XSIDCOXST :::        |
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Removed host <tmp> dir        OK
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Removed prog <tmp> dir        OK
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unlocked backup               OK
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Removed PID                   OK
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Is this by design?

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#7 2021-07-07 18:32:35

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Re: DC version Trial to Free edition

It's not that you are redirecting the output to a log file but that you aren't running the program interactively. Free version can't be run from a crontab, you need it to be running on a TTY.

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#8 2021-07-08 20:53:02

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Re: DC version Trial to Free edition

That's strange, because the product page says the free version is also cron programmable:

Features    Free    Pro    DC
Cron programmable    ✔    ✔    ✔

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#9 2021-07-09 07:58:02

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Re: DC version Trial to Free edition

It could be a bug, we'll request that to be revised and eventually fixed in some next release.

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#10 2021-07-21 14:20:51

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Re: DC version Trial to Free edition

Please, try version 1.5.0.11, you should find this problem solved.

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