davis_lambton
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i currently use vcbmounter to backup several dozen windows 2003 systems. i have a 100GB Netware 5.0 system that i haven't tried the vcbmounter on yet. are there any concerns with running vcbmounter on an 'unsupported host system'

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GBromage
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Bryan's 100% right, but here's the "dumbed down" version

Since you've got -t fullvm in there, you'll be right!

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I suspect Bryan thought that you were running VCB on a Windows machine, which is the "usual" way of doing it, but your way (from the service console to an remote mount) works too.

When you run VCB on a Windows box, you have another option besides -t fullvm - you can use -t file to peek inside a Windows server and back up the files individually. Naturally, that one only works for Windows servers, backed up on Windows servers. Smiley Happy

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BryanMcC
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Should be no problem doing a image level backup but will not work using a VCB proxy to do a file level backup. The image level backup from the shell (COS) or the VCB proxy is guest OS independent.

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davis_lambton
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dumb it down for me doc...

i don't have a SAN, i'm sending the VM to a windows machine with a large dumping ground for my VM backups. I'm not familiar with vcb Proxy.

the command i'm using to get my live VM's one by one is:

/usr/sbin/vcbMounter -h virtual1.mydomain.com-u root -p mypassword -a ipaddr:mysystem.mydomain.com -r /mnt/remotemachine/mysystem -t fullvm -F 0

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GBromage
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Bryan's 100% right, but here's the "dumbed down" version

Since you've got -t fullvm in there, you'll be right!

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I suspect Bryan thought that you were running VCB on a Windows machine, which is the "usual" way of doing it, but your way (from the service console to an remote mount) works too.

When you run VCB on a Windows box, you have another option besides -t fullvm - you can use -t file to peek inside a Windows server and back up the files individually. Naturally, that one only works for Windows servers, backed up on Windows servers. Smiley Happy

I hope this information helps you. If it does, please consider awarding points with the 'Helpful' or 'Correct' buttons. If it doesn't help you, please ask for clarification!

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BryanMcC
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Sorry "the devil is in the details".. Yes your command will work fine from the service console.. I do this as well using a CIFS mount.. Very slow compared to the BCB Proxy mount. But it gets the job done.

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