Not entirely sure which community I should post this in, but here goes. I downloaded VISB, and I'm trying to get it working. First, it really looks good, and would long ways to solving some problems for me, if I can get past this one hurdle. I install it, and then when I go to do a back up, I Set it up as follows:
****Virtual Infrastructure Scripted Backup Utility v1.0.1 (c) 2007 Xtravirt Ltd****
VISBU Main Menu.
3. Create a configuration file.
4. Manage backup schedule.
5. Test configuration file settings.
Please select a menu option: 1
Please enter a target hostname[http://atvm.miner.com|http://atvm.miner.com]:
Please enter a username[root]:
Please enter a password: **********
Please enter a search spec[powerstate:on]: name:VM-ED1
Please enter a backup target path: /mnt/ATVM_Backups
Specified backup options:
hostname = atvm.miner.com
username = root
password = **********
search spec = name:VM-ED1
export path = /mnt/ATVM_Backups
We're running VMware ESX Server 3.0.1 build-32039
Searching for target VMs....
FATAL ERROR: No VMs found from specified search specification '"name:VM-ED1"'!
Name searches are case sensitive, please check your VMs name.
It's the FATL ERROR of course that's killing me. I've double checked VM spelling and etc, and I'm just wondering if I'm missing something really basic.
Any Assistance Appreicated
Have a read of the this it is the link to the document concerning VISBU, check that you have entered the correct case for your VM, as it is case-sensitive in its searching
VMware Communities User Moderator
Turns out the issue I was fighting was a totally bizarre Linux issue (basically, my host server forgot who it was). Ended up having to do a #hostname host.mydomain.com command to snap it out of it's problem. However, the doc you posted make things a lot easier to understand concerning using VISBU. Thanks.