- I've done a backup, what I've do to restore?
If you have used the option -c you would find on destination
director a executable file with the guest's name + .restore , run
this script and follow the instruction
- May I use restore script to create a new
Sure there is a question inside the restore script about this
- I've a guest with disk in undoable mode, there
is a way to commit the disk and do a backup?
Use the -3 option or BackREDO inside the configuration
- REDO logs aren't committed?
try the option -6 timeout set timeout for every command
default 60000 ms (1min)
- Is it possible to send the email report to
more than one email address? If so whats the syntax?
yes, it's possible with version 2.21.6 simply separate every email address with a
- I am using vmbk.pl and am having a problem
with running a backup under cron. The backup appears to just stop.
in your cron file you have to insert >
/dev/null 2>&1 at the end of command line;
for example a typical cron file is :
#copy on directory /etc/crond and configure /usr/local/bin/esxbackup.sh
1 2 * * * root /usr/local/bin/vmbk.pl -C /usr/local/etc/vmbk-default.conf
> /dev/null 2>&1
- How to Backup some guest but not all?
1. If you want exclude a guest from backup
insert to the bottom of configuration file the following row:
BACKUP = "NONE"
for more info look
OPTION IN VMX
2. You may define a backup session insert to
the bottom of configuration file of every guest I want include in
this session, the following line :
BACKUP.SESSION = <name of
session> (where name of session is a fantasy name)
After you may simple run a backup add -b option with the name of
session do you want
- Every time i want to start a backup with the
vmbk.pl script i get the following error
Can't locate VMware/Control.pm
in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1/i386-linux /usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl . /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.0/i386-linux/
/usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1 .) at ./vmbk.pl line 101.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./vmbk.pl line 101.
why and and what can i do against
expand the VMware-VmPerlAPI-2.x.x-xxxx.tar.gz (x version and
build) you find it on ESX CDROM , copy on /tmp directory and execute
tar zxvf VMware-VmPerlAPI-2.x.x-xxxx.tar.gz, enter in directory and
run the setup script
- I've some problem while committing redo file
probably do you have some space inside vmdk
file name, this because perl function fail if vmdk file name contain
- I need Veritas NetBackup agent installed on
host, to backup with NetBackup server
Yes, you need the Veritas agent installed, this is true also for
Legato Networker and IBM TSM
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