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The destination file system does not support large files

Post by mtylicki201 » Jul 11, 2011 12:44 am

I'm trying to run a surebackup job and when it goes to power on the machine i'm getting a "Reason: The destination file system does not support large files." and then the job fails. Im running 5.0.2.230 64 bit. Its installed on a physical Server 2008 64 bit box. The NFS is on a NTFS volume. The job contains my exchange server that has the following drive sizes C:500gb d:500gb and E:35gb. I've tried searching the forum but didn't yeild any results.

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Re: The destination file system does not support large files

Post by Gostev » Jul 11, 2011 7:06 am

Most likely, the VMFS block size of the datastore chosen for redo logs (virtual lab setting) is too small to host redo log for 500 GB disk.

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Re: The destination file system does not support large files

Post by mtylicki201 » Jul 11, 2011 10:31 am

Thanks for the pointer Gostev. I'll check on that when i get into the office today and post back on my findings.

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Re: The destination file system does not support large files

Post by mtylicki201 » Jul 11, 2011 2:33 pm

Gostev, that worked thank you! (I increased the block size on log datastore). Now i'm having another problem. Everytime i run the surebackup job it fails because the NFS datstore already exists. If i manually remove the datastore before running the job it works fine. Any thoughts?

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Re: The destination file system does not support large files

Post by Gostev » Jul 11, 2011 2:38 pm

The designed behavior for the product is to mount the datastore once (when you are setting up virtual lab), and keep it mounted. So, SureBackup certainly should not complain if the NFS datastore already exist :) Not really sure what you are doing wrong, first time I hear something like this.

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Re: The destination file system does not support large files

Post by mtylicki201 » Jul 11, 2011 3:34 pm

Vcenter registers the following error: "The specified key, name, or identifier already exists" for task "Create NAS datastore

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Re: The destination file system does not support large files

Post by Gostev » Jul 11, 2011 4:14 pm

Kindly please review the rules of posting technical issues provided when you click New Topic. I think you have broken just about all of them by now :D

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Re: The destination file system does not support large files

Post by mtylicki201 » Jul 11, 2011 6:09 pm

Gostev, Sorry about that. I've opened a support case on my issues. Thanks for the help on the earlier problems.

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Re: The destination file system does not support large files

Post by Gostev » Jul 11, 2011 6:29 pm

No problems. Would you please post your support case ID though. This way I will always be able look up the resolution in case someone else has the same issue in future (in case you forget to post the solution here). Thanks!!

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Re: The destination file system does not support large files

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Re: The destination file system does not support large files

Post by klakkes » Nov 17, 2011 11:19 am

hi
i'm having the same problem with a vm with a 499GB disk that cannot be started in surebackup.
gostev, can you please specify how to change the block size on the vLab's nfs datastore ? is it done through vCenter or veeam console ?
thanks a lot

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Re: The destination file system does not support large files

Post by Vitaliy S. » Nov 17, 2011 11:56 am

Datastore block size can only be changed if you reformat your VMFS datastore via vSphere Client. What is the location of your redo logs specified in the virtual lab settings?

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Re: The destination file system does not support large files

Post by klakkes » Nov 17, 2011 12:26 pm

thanks for your reply.
that is what i was thinking already. but i can't reformat it since that is performed on adding the datastore, but it is being added automatically.
the vlab used for the surebackup job is using the esx's local datastore to host the proxy VM. (is that what you mean by redo logs ?) but the VM's that are started from backup use the NFS datastore on the veeam server.

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Re: The destination file system does not support large files

Post by Vitaliy S. » Nov 17, 2011 3:55 pm

If you cannot reformat existing datastore, then please select another datastore on step 3 of the virtual lab creation wizard, should help.

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