No snapshot is created in backup


#1

Everything seems to go OK but no snapshot is created therefore no backup is made.
This is the output :

Vertical Backup 1.2.2
Trial license expires on 2019-02-10
esxi@192.162.58.1’s password (leave blank to choose public key authentication):
Storage set to sftp://esxi@192.162.58.1:2222/data
Listing all virtual machines
Backing up test.virtual, id: 3, vmx path: /vmfs/volumes/HD2/test.virtual/test.virtual.vmx, guest os: centos64Guest
No previous backup found
Virtual machine test.virtual is powered off
Removing all snapshots of test.virtual
No vmdk file found in ‘/vmfs/volumes/HD2/test.virtual/test.virtual.vmx’

Any clues??


#2

It is looking for a line such as:

scsi0:0.fileName = "test.virtual.vmdk"

Do you see this line in /vmfs/volumes/HD2/test.virtual/test.virtual.vmx?


#3

Yes, there it is! ¿Now what I have to do to get thing running?


#4

Can you post the exact line here? I wonder why it couldn’t find this line.


#5

This are the contents of my vmx file :

.encoding = "UTF-8"

config.version = "8"

virtualHW.version = "8"

nvram = "test.virtual.nvram"

pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"

svga.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge4.functions = "8"

pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge5.functions = "8"

pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge6.functions = "8"

pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge7.functions = "8"

vmci0.present = "TRUE"

hpet0.present = "TRUE"

displayName = "test.virtual"

extendedConfigFile = "test.virtual.vmxf"

virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"

numvcpus = "4"

cpuid.coresPerSocket = "2"

memSize = "3072"

sched.cpu.units = "mhz"

powerType.powerOff = "soft"

powerType.suspend = "hard"

powerType.reset = "soft"

scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"

scsi0.present = "TRUE"

ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"

ide1:0.fileName = "/vmimages/tools-isoimages/linux.iso"

ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"

floppy0.clientDevice = "TRUE"

floppy0.fileName = "vmware-null-remote-floppy"

ethernet0.virtualDev = "vmxnet3"

ethernet0.networkName = "VM Network"

ethernet0.addressType = "generated"

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

scsi0:0.deviceType = "scsi-hardDisk"

scsi0:0.filename = "test.virtual-000001.vmdk"

scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

guestOS = "centos-64"

toolScripts.afterPowerOn = "TRUE"

toolScripts.afterResume = "TRUE"

toolScripts.beforeSuspend = "TRUE"

toolScripts.beforePowerOff = "TRUE"

uuid.bios = "56 4d 0c 64 67 97 ed 7d-cb c7 6c bb 32 ac 7d a7"

uuid.location = "56 4d 7f 11 f3 92 df d4-c4 17 65 82 45 8c 4e 67"

vc.uuid = "52 e1 c8 b9 49 63 57 06-5f 90 cd ca af d6 4f 87"

chipset.onlineStandby = "FALSE"

sched.cpu.min = "0"

sched.cpu.shares = "normal"

sched.mem.min = "0"

sched.mem.minSize = "0"

sched.mem.shares = "normal"

sched.swap.derivedName = "/vmfs/volumes/598e0f16-b7c1e4dd-e87e-a820662820d8/test.virtual/test.virtual-8859db19.vswp"

replay.supported = "FALSE"

replay.filename = ""

scsi0:0.redo = ""

pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"

pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"

pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"

pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"

pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"

scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"

ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "160"

vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "32"

ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:ac:7d:a7"

ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

vmci0.id = "850165159"

hostCPUID.0 = "0000000d756e65476c65746e49656e69"

hostCPUID.1 = "000306a90010080077bae3bfbfebfbff"

hostCPUID.80000001 = "00000000000000000000000128100800"

guestCPUID.0 = "0000000d756e65476c65746e49656e69"

guestCPUID.1 = "000306a900020800969822031fabfbff"

guestCPUID.80000001 = "00000000000000000000000128100800"

userCPUID.0 = "0000000d756e65476c65746e49656e69"

userCPUID.1 = "000306a900020800969822031fabfbff"

userCPUID.80000001 = "00000000000000000000000128100800"

evcCompatibilityMode = "FALSE"

vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "4194304"

cleanShutdown = "TRUE"

softPowerOff = "TRUE"

ide1:0.allowGuestConnectionControl = "TRUE"

tools.syncTime = "FALSE"

Thanks!


#6

Hi,

I deleted ALL snapshots and tried to run the backup with the same results. Here are the contents of the file. :

.encoding = "UTF-8"

config.version = "8"

virtualHW.version = "8"

nvram = "test.virtual.nvram"

pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"

svga.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge4.functions = "8"

pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge5.functions = "8"

pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge6.functions = "8"

pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"

pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

pciBridge7.functions = "8"

vmci0.present = "TRUE"

hpet0.present = "TRUE"

displayName = "test.virtual"

extendedConfigFile = "test.virtual.vmxf"

virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"

numvcpus = "4"

cpuid.coresPerSocket = "2"

memSize = "3072"

sched.cpu.units = "mhz"

powerType.powerOff = "soft"

powerType.suspend = "hard"

powerType.reset = "soft"

scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"

scsi0.present = "TRUE"

ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"

ide1:0.fileName = "/vmimages/tools-isoimages/linux.iso"

ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"

floppy0.clientDevice = "TRUE"

floppy0.fileName = "vmware-null-remote-floppy"

ethernet0.virtualDev = "vmxnet3"

ethernet0.networkName = "VM Network"

ethernet0.addressType = "generated"

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

scsi0:0.deviceType = "scsi-hardDisk"

scsi0:0.filename = "test.virtual.vmdk"

scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

guestOS = "centos-64"

toolScripts.afterPowerOn = "TRUE"

toolScripts.afterResume = "TRUE"

toolScripts.beforeSuspend = "TRUE"

toolScripts.beforePowerOff = "TRUE"

uuid.bios = "56 4d 0c 64 67 97 ed 7d-cb c7 6c bb 32 ac 7d a7"

uuid.location = "56 4d 7f 11 f3 92 df d4-c4 17 65 82 45 8c 4e 67"

vc.uuid = "52 e1 c8 b9 49 63 57 06-5f 90 cd ca af d6 4f 87"

chipset.onlineStandby = "FALSE"

sched.cpu.min = "0"

sched.cpu.shares = "normal"

sched.mem.min = "0"

sched.mem.minSize = "0"

sched.mem.shares = "normal"

sched.swap.derivedName = "/vmfs/volumes/598e0f16-b7c1e4dd-e87e-a820662820d8/test.virtual/test.virtual-8859db19.vswp"

replay.supported = "FALSE"

replay.filename = ""

scsi0:0.redo = ""

pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"

pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"

pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"

pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"

pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"

scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"

ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "160"

vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "32"

ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:ac:7d:a7"

ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

vmci0.id = "850165159"

hostCPUID.0 = "0000000d756e65476c65746e49656e69"

hostCPUID.1 = "000306a90010080077bae3bfbfebfbff"

hostCPUID.80000001 = "00000000000000000000000128100800"

guestCPUID.0 = "0000000d756e65476c65746e49656e69"

guestCPUID.1 = "000306a900020800969822031fabfbff"

guestCPUID.80000001 = "00000000000000000000000128100800"

userCPUID.0 = "0000000d756e65476c65746e49656e69"

userCPUID.1 = "000306a900020800969822031fabfbff"

userCPUID.80000001 = "00000000000000000000000128100800"

evcCompatibilityMode = "FALSE"

vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "4194304"

cleanShutdown = "TRUE"

softPowerOff = "TRUE"

ide1:0.allowGuestConnectionControl = "TRUE"

tools.syncTime = "FALSE"

Thanks


#7

So it was looking for scsi0:0.fileName but you have scsi0:0.filename in your vmx file (note that case differences).

I uploaded a new 1.2.2 (sha256: 8751463059be231e3865a3623afd3412909afa4f19b160265233224e4059470b) which should fix the issue for you.


#8

Hi,

I deleted vertical and download it again with wget. But I have the same checksum :

/vmfs/volumes/5997593e-e69021e4-2504-a820662820d8/verticalbackup # sha256sum vertical
bbfdba7897b6b84ca000687e8703d281b2c058f5410d832d7e8c757532a1941c vertical

Where can I download the updated version?

Thanks,


#9

Sorry it is my fault. I forgot to mention that this version can be only downloaded from http://acrosync.com/esxi/vertical.


#10

Thanks! Now everything seems to be OK!

Regards,