• vSphere 5 compatability?in ghettoVCBg2

    is ghettoVCBg2 currently compatible with vSphere  5? If not, is there an estimated timeline for when it will be?
    Mezlo
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  • Backup fails after adding a new Win XP guestin ghettoVCBg2

    I've been running ghettoVCBg2 nightly to successful completion for a  few months.  Last night, it failed on the first attempted backup of a  new Windows XP guest, called virtual-xp.  Virtual-xp app...
    dcorsello
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  • vGhetto VMworld 2011 Charity Bike Ridein ghettoVCBg2

    Hello,   If you will be attending VMworld 2011 or  would like to donate and sponsor me, please take a look at this blog  post -  http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2011/08/vghetto-vmworld-2011-charity...
    lamw
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  • How to compress the Snapshot-Backupsin ghettoVCBg2

    Hello We are migrating to the new Version on GhettoVCB. We miss now the compressing for the Backups. We have used the old version and the compressing was a really nice and good working feature. Is there any possibi...
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  • ghettoVCBg2 running from non-vMA serverin ghettoVCBg2

    I already posted this in Backup & Recovery; cross-posting here.   We're trying to wean ourselves off of the vMA and just use a generic Linux VM as our management server. Anyone running ghettoVCBg2 from any s...
    fsckit
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  • Bad File Descriptorin ghettoVCBg2

    Hope you guys can help...   The script runs fine but now i'm getting a Bad file descriptor error in the task pane of the vsphere client whenever the scripts starts to copy the file. Any ideas as to how to fix th...
    dekopolis
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  • Customization of gVCBg2in ghettoVCBg2

    I've gone and "helped myself" to add some new functionality to the script. I wanted to share my updates in case anyone would find them useful, as well as for William to review for inclusion in the authoritative versio...
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  • long-running backups vs DRSin ghettoVCBg2

    Because  I'm running a backup against 100+ VMs to fairly slow (i.e., cheap) disk, I've run into the following timing  problem  with ghettoVCBg2: Guest X is running on Host B ghettoVCBg2 completes the ...
    MillardJK
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  • Specifying 2 (or more) VMDK filesin ghettoVCBg2

    I have a VM with 13 disks (MSCS). I only want to backup the C: and D: drives. I have poured over the docs and all I see is how to specify a single vmdk or to tell it to get "all" vmdk files. I'm thinking I'm missing a...
    SkokieAdmin
    created by SkokieAdmin
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  • Long time to import the VMDKin ghettoVCBg2

    My problem is the time the script takes to import the VMDK(s). When I try to backup a VM with a vmdk of 20GB in the local storage, this can take up to two hours.¿Is this normal?   I have a ESX4.1 in a HP ...
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  • Backing up VMs with snapshotsin ghettoVCBg2

    Is there any way to backup VMs with snapshots using the free version of ESXi? I notice that GhettoVCBg2 doesn't have this feature and requires at least Foundation/Essentials license, why is this?
    mark_r@ITL
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  • gvcb2 logs success even though backup failed (unavailable target datastore)in ghettoVCBg2

    Hi,   when trying to poke gvcb2 to see how it behaves in error conditions, I noticed that it doesn't detect an unavailable NFS target datastore as an error condition, but simply logs a successful backup .... whi...
    skayser
    created by skayser
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  • Feature request: per-VM logfile, single VM at command linein ghettoVCBg2

    Two requests that I'd like to see implemented: instead of putting all the logging into a single file (that may or may not get emailed), I'd like the ability to create a logfile per VM, appending as it goes. Even some...
    MillardJK
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  • Configuring ghettoVCBg2 for two hosts with local storagein ghettoVCBg2

    I had a small VMWare environment with one host running the free version of vSphere 4.1 for about five guests.  The guests were all Windows 2003 servers which I had P2V'd from old hardware.  The host is a Del...
    snsh
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  • FAQ 17, random NFS issus and "Can't get vim_service - the session object is uninitialized or not logged in…"in ghettoVCBg2

    I thought I'd do a quick writeup on this issue. I've battled it on some installs and decided to dig.   In every instance all this boils down to is inherent issues with Linux and filesystems.   The symptoms...
    ahoogerhuis
    created by ahoogerhuis
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  • Cannot backup thick vmdks except as thinin ghettoVCBg2

    We are trying out ghettovcbg2 from a vMA 4.1 appliance. We are running against Vcenter 4.1 with ESX servers running 3.5 Update 4. We are testing out doing backups of VMs from SAN datastore to NFS share on Data Domain ...
    rasingh
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  • Snapshot removal timeoutin ghettoVCBg2

    Good Morning,   We've been running ESXi 3.5 for a couple of years with our VM's stored on NFS.  We also use the VCB scripts which have been working flawlessly after making the welll documented changes to th...
    lshelton
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  • How to exclude a VMDK when distributed across multiple datastoresin ghettoVCBg2

    How do I only backup 1 specific VMDK in a distributed environment?   I'm running on ESX 3.5 U5 and 4.1 servers. ghettoVCBg2 version 4.3   I have VMDKs with the same names on different datastores but I only...
    SkokieAdmin
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  • Can't locate object method "licenseManagers" via package "ServiceContent" at ghettoVCBg2.pl line 285.in ghettoVCBg2

    Hello all. For the life of me I cannot get ghettoVCBg2.pl to run correctly. When I attempt to run the script I receive the following error:   [vi-admin@vma scripts]$ perl ghettoVCBg2.pl --vmlist vm_backup_list Ca...
    dustinfl
    created by dustinfl
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  • getFinalList: ERROR - Unable to locate VM:in ghettoVCBg2

    Wondering why ghettoVCBg2 skips over one of our VM's (PC682 Email Server).  Anyone have a clue?  We have script run at night daily.  Seems to happen every other day.  If I run manually it runs fine...
    vmbru
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  • "cannot complete the operation because file or folder already exist"in ghettoVCBg2

    Hi All   Just switched to ghettovcbg2 and must say it's very nice indeed. Just a quick question though. It doesn't look like it's possible to do multiple backups per day ? I keep getting the error "cannot com...
    ippup
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  • Where is my datastore's address for VM'sin ghettoVCBg2

    I am trying to setup "ghettoVCBg2" and it calls for:     Defining the datastore in which the backups are stored:     Example: my $VM_BACKUP_DATASTORE = "dlgCore-NFS-bigboi.VM-Backups";  ...
    mwalters1
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  • Shutdown Guest Timeoutin ghettoVCBg2

    I'm having a scenario where the guest starts to shutdown after being signaled, but for some reasons doesn't. I've noticed that ghettovcbg2 keeps waiting and never timeouts. Should this be added in? I'd like it to cont...
    dekopolis
    created by dekopolis
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  • problemsin ghettoVCBg2

    Hello, I started to have problems with  ghettoVCBg2. I am using VMware vSphere 4 Essentials. ESXi 4.1.   I want backup 3 VMs. Backups are put on NFS server. It worked few days, but after week I notice...
    nord
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  • backup of specific vmdk file vanishes?in ghettoVCBg2

    Hi there, first of all i must say this script is excellent and thanks for all the hard work!   I have about 12 VM's all backing up nicely via your script, however one of OUR VM's which has two vmdk files is onl...
    monostereo
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  • Deduplication with GhettoVCBg2in ghettoVCBg2

    Hi All,   I've build a simple sender-side deduplicated backup system for ESX (vSphere4), but it runs on the ESX host console, so is limited by it's resource constraints. I've moved over to GhettoVCBg2, but I mi...
    nweeks
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  • Previous snapshot foundin ghettoVCBg2

    lamw,   Just wondering if the "previous snapshot found" prevention check of backup can be disabled or would that cause script issues?  I don't understand/know the reason of the check but I'm sure you have o...
    vmbru
    last modified by vmbru
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  • Scan host to retrieve v.m. namesin ghettoVCBg2

    Hi everyone. I would like to scna ESX hosts in order to get virtual machine names previous to ghettoVCBg2.pl. I just want to get a snapshot of every single machine I have.   In the old thread  of comments,&...
    estereterete
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