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Re: Error: Failed to parse "-quiescedsnap"

Post by foggy » Nov 29, 2012 10:42 am

Yes, Veeam B&R configuration is preserved if you point the setup to the same SQL database, no need to re-create jobs and start backups from scratch. Anyway, even in case of new jobs, you can map them to your existing backup files to avoid full backup on the first run.

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Re: Error: Failed to parse "-quiescedsnap"

Post by cjsing » May 14, 2013 5:17 am

Loris wrote:

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guest.commands.sharedSecretLogin.hostd-quiescedsnap = " "
I commented the line above out of the vmx file and tried the backup again and it worked.

Will this cause issues later on down the track?

Hi to all, anyone know where is that file located at ? And does it really works for Version5 Backup&Replication

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Re: Error: Failed to parse "-quiescedsnap"

Post by foggy » May 14, 2013 11:40 am

VMX configuration file is located on the datastore, in the folder where virtual machine files are stored. It is a simple text file that can be edited with Notepad.

I cannot comment on v5, since the discussed issue was introduced in v6.1 and fixed in the patch to this version. However, you can try it on your own and see whether this helps. Thanks.

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Re: Error: Failed to parse "-quiescedsnap"

Post by cjsing » May 15, 2013 12:50 am

where is this datastore normally be located in? Is it in the server which has the ESXI HOST resides on it ?

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Re: Error: Failed to parse "-quiescedsnap"

Post by veremin » May 15, 2013 8:48 am

Datastore is attached to the corresponding ESX(i) host and used as a location for your Virtual Machines.

The .vmx file is typically located in the directory on the datastore where you created the virtual machine.

Additionally, there is an existing discussion at VMware Community Forum which is primarily concerned with editing .vmx-files; might be worth reviewing:

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/39 ... 0&tstart=0

Hope this helps.
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Re: Error: Failed to parse "-quiescedsnap"

Post by foggy » May 15, 2013 8:52 am

cjsing wrote:Is it in the server which has the ESXI HOST resides on it ?
Yes, in case your host uses local storage.

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Re: Error: Failed to parse "-quiescedsnap"

Post by cjsing » May 20, 2013 12:37 am

i see , but if the esxi host is resides on a server and when i enter the server it just the black screen for configuration. how am i able to find those vmx file

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Re: Error: Failed to parse "-quiescedsnap"

Post by foggy » May 20, 2013 8:35 am

Do you use vSphere client software in your environment? Among tons of other capabilities for managing vSphere, it allows to browse the datastores connected to the host.

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