KisTamas
Contributor
Contributor

Failed to export the disk: One of the parameters supplied is invalid

Hi!

I can not backup my VM, because the VCB stop when it start's backup Hard Disk 2. (scsi0-1-0-WEB-clone_1.vmdk)

VM settings:

Guest OS: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (32-bit)
Hard Disk 1: 30 GB
Hard Disk 2: 1024 GB

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Consolidated Backup Framework>

vcbMounter.exe -h virtualcenter -u xxx -p yyy -a moref:vm-789 -r H:\HR_Web -t fullvm -m nbd

Current working directory: C:\Program

Files\VMware\VMware Consolidated Backup Framework

HOSTINFO: Seeing Intel CPU, numCo

resPerCPU 2 numThreadsPerCore 1.

HOSTINFO: This machine has 1 phys

ical CPUS, 2 total cores, and 2 logical CPUs.

Using system libcrypto, version 9

0709F

SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStor

e: Subject mismatch: VMware vs virtualcenter

SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStor

e: The remote host certificate has these problems:

  • The host name used for the connection does not match the subject name on the h

ost certificate

  • A certificate in the host's chain is based on an untrusted root.

SSLVerifyIsEnabled: failed to

read registry value. Assuming verification is disabled. LastError = 0

SSLVerifyCertAgainstSystemStor

e: Certificate verification is disabled, so connection will proceed despite the

error

Copying "[Datastore03_SATA] WEB-clone/WEB-clone.vmx":

0%=====================50%=====================100%

**************************************************

Copying "[Datastore03_SATA] WEB-clone/WEB-clone.nvram":

0%=====================50%=====================100%

**************************************************

Copying "[Datastore03_SATA] WEB-clone//vmware-55.log":

0%=====================50%=====================100%

**************************************************

Copying "[Datastore03_SATA] WEB-clone//vmware-56.log":

0%=====================50%=====================100%

**************************************************

Copying "[Datastore03_SATA] WEB-clone//vmware-57.log":

0%=====================50%=====================100%

**************************************************

Copying "[Datastore03_SATA] WEB-clone//vmware-58.log":

0%=====================50%=====================100%

**************************************************

Copying "[Datastore03_SATA] WEB-clone//vmware-59.log":

0%=====================50%=====================100%

**************************************************

Copying "[Datastore03_SATA] WEB-clone//vmware-54.log":

0%=====================50%=====================100%

*************************************************

Copying "[Datastore03_SATA] WEB-clone//vmware.log":

0%=====================50%=====================100%

**************************************************

Converting "H:\HR_Web\scsi0-0-0-WEB-clone.vmdk" (compact file):

0%=====================50%=====================100%

**************************************************

Converting "H:\HR_Web\scsi0-1-0-WEB-clone_1.vmdk" (compact file):

0%=====================50%=====================100%

**************************************************

Error: Failed to export the di

sk: One of the parameters supplied is invalid

An error occurred, cleaning up

...

Deleted directory H:\HR_Web

TKS!

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rahqa
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hello,

How often is this failure seen?

And also Network connectivity has not dropped anytime, as you are copying a 1 TB disk all together?

Thanks

Rahul

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KisTamas
Contributor
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Hi Rahul!

I couldn't make backup from this server never, from the others it is working.

The vcbmounter.exe breaks up the vmdk into 2 gigabyte pieces, it wouldn't be allowed drop the network connectivity, but your idea good, we will check it!

And the other interesting thing is, the error number always changes. (The last was 5292, the previous were other numbers)

Tamas

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rahqa
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Thanks Tamas, Will it be possible for you to reduce the 2nd VMDK size to say 900 GB and try the same? (I understand this isnt possible if its a production VM, just in case if its a test VM)only to nail it down on the reason being 1 TB.

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Lakshmi_Gayatri
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

There is a 1 TB limitation for NBD backups in VCB. Please refer to the Virtual Machine Backup Guide.

if you are using ESX35, then you can take a look at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_35/esx_3/r35/vi3_35_25_vm_backup.pdf Page 26.

Thanks,

Lakshmi.

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KisTamas
Contributor
Contributor

Hi Rahul!

I don't know yet...

It is a production VM, but the VCB is the easier way to backup our servers. At first we are finding other facilities for example conect the backup server and SAN storage with FC. Sorry...

Accordint to Lakshmi Gayatri, the reason of the problem is the size.

"If you plan to use Consolidated Backup in the LAN mode, the size of your virtual disk files should not exceed 1TB."

Tamas

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KisTamas
Contributor
Contributor

Hi Lakshimi!

Thank you for your answer!

And what about vSphere? It will work, if I use it?

Thanks!

Tamas

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Lakshmi_Gayatri
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

No, the behaviour is the same even with vSphere.

Thanks

Lakshmi.