In my case, the VSphere web client shows the task as "completed successfully", but the backup file is never found in my local PC.
I use vicfg-cfgbackup.pl --server=ESXi_host_IP_address --username=root -s output_file_name
and tested -s flag also with many specified paths.
The one thing I've noticed after reading the post above, is that if I navigate to /scratch/downloads folder, a temporary folder is created for each time I run the command, and inside a file is created with the backup configuration, which I was able to copy.
Any ideas on why the file isn't generated locally in my PC?
Also concerning backups, is it possible to create a .OVA file of my VMs from the Vsphere web client, or do I need to install Windows VSphere client or am I limited to command line options?