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Surebackup and OpenBSD

Post by mark.planger » Oct 28, 2013 5:28 pm

Been setting up SureBackup in our environment. Everything with the Windows and Linux VM's works just fine, however I have 5 OpenBSD VM's which all fail. Surebackup claims it 'Cannot detect VM starting because of timeout'.

I've tried disabling VM Hearbeat for the application group containing those VM's with no joy.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Surebackup and OpenBSD

Post by Vitaliy S. » Oct 28, 2013 5:57 pm

Hi Mark,

Do you have VMware tools installed on these VMs? Are they up-to-date and running?

Thanks!

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Re: Surebackup and OpenBSD

Post by mark.planger » Oct 28, 2013 7:05 pm

OpenBSD comes with Open-VM-Tools so shows as 3rd-party/Independent in VSphere. I don't believe that installing Vmware tools is supported.....or at the least it is very complex.

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Re: Surebackup and OpenBSD

Post by Gostev » Oct 28, 2013 7:41 pm

This is most likely the reason, looks like these tools do not implement some required functionality.

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Re: Surebackup and OpenBSD

Post by v.eremin » Oct 29, 2013 8:09 am

Additionally, I don’t know whether it is still applicable, but VMWare provides tools for FreeBSD and OpenBSD seems to be able to run FreeBSD executables, so you can try to install VMware on the OpenBSD system, using certain tricks.

Once Tools are installed, you should be able to perform SureBackup activity against such VMs.

Thanks.

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