7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 15, 2012 1:13 AM by wiliwhitelaw

    ghettoVCB(v06/28/11) ESXi 5 zeroedthick failed to clone vmdk

    sweetnothings Lurker

      since upgrading to ESXi5 (free version) i get the following error when using theroedthick files as target:

       

      Unable to reserve space: The specified feature is not supported by this version. The disk will be created as 'Thin'.

      And its progress always only goes up to 95% on all vmdk's

      - is this a known restriction on free esxi5?

      - if yes is there anything i can do except from using thin format or buying a license?

      if i would use thin format:

      - would i still be able to register the backup on a esxi host and start from it (directly from the persistant mounted nfs)?

      - can i change back from thin to zeroedthick format on restore using  ghettoVCB-restore?

       

      i use a persistent nfs mount on a synology ds1010+ as backup target with asynchron modus.

      interesting: even that my vmdk's are different in size (50GB and 100GB) the clone fails the same way and can be reproduced on every try.

      this is the logpart from ghettoVCB:

       

      2011-09-22 08:46:57 -- info: ============================== ghettoVCB LOG START ==============================

       

      2011-09-22 08:46:57 -- debug: Succesfully acquired lock directory - /tmp/ghettoVCB.lock

       

      2011-09-22 08:46:57 -- debug: HOST VERSION: VMware ESXi 5.0.0 build-474610
      2011-09-22 08:46:57 -- debug: HOST LEVEL: VMware ESXi 5.0.0 GA
      2011-09-22 08:46:57 -- debug: HOSTNAME: VMwareESXi2.astrodata.corp

       

      2011-09-22 08:46:57 -- info: CONFIG - USING GLOBAL GHETTOVCB CONFIGURATION FILE = /tmp/ghettoVCB/ghettoVCB.conf

       

      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - VERSION = 2011_06_28_1
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - GHETTOVCB_PID = 121848
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - VM_BACKUP_VOLUME = /vmfs/volumes/NfsBackup/Backup
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - VM_BACKUP_ROTATION_COUNT = 5
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - VM_BACKUP_DIR_NAMING_CONVENTION = 2011-09-22_08-46-57
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - DISK_BACKUP_FORMAT = zeroedthick
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - ADAPTER_FORMAT = buslogic
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - POWER_VM_DOWN_BEFORE_BACKUP = 0
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - ENABLE_HARD_POWER_OFF = 0
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - ITER_TO_WAIT_SHUTDOWN = 3
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - POWER_DOWN_TIMEOUT = 5
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - SNAPSHOT_TIMEOUT = 15
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - LOG_LEVEL = debug
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - BACKUP_LOG_OUTPUT = /tmp/ghettoVCB-2011-09-22_08-46-57.log
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - VM_SNAPSHOT_MEMORY = 0
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - VM_SNAPSHOT_QUIESCE = 0
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - VMDK_FILES_TO_BACKUP = all
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_LOG = 0
      2011-09-22 08:47:05 -- info:
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- debug: Storage Information before backup:
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- debug: SRC_DATASTORE: VMwareESXi2LD1
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- debug: SRC_DATASTORE_CAPACITY: 336.8 GB
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- debug: SRC_DATASTORE_FREE: 116.2 GB
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- debug: SRC_DATASTORE_BLOCKSIZE: 1
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- debug: SRC_DATASTORE_MAX_FILE_SIZE: 256 GB
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- debug:
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- debug: DST_DATASTORE: NfsBackup
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- debug: DST_DATASTORE_CAPACITY: 5488.0 GB
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- debug: DST_DATASTORE_FREE: 4540.7 GB
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- debug: DST_DATASTORE_BLOCKSIZE: NA
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- debug: DST_DATASTORE_MAX_FILE_SIZE: NA
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- debug:
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- debug: getVMDKs() - Entwicklungsserver_1.vmdk###50:Entwicklungsserver.vmdk###100:
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- info: Initiate backup for Entwicklungsserver
      2011-09-22 08:47:08 -- info: Creating Snapshot "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2011-09-22" for Entwicklungsserver
      2011-09-22 08:47:13 -- debug: Waiting for snapshot "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2011-09-22" to be created
      2011-09-22 08:47:13 -- debug: Snapshot timeout set to: 900 seconds
      2011-09-22 08:47:14 -- debug: findVMDK() - Searching for VMDK: "Entwicklungsserver_1.vmdk" to backup

      2011-09-22 08:47:14 -- debug: /sbin/vmkfstools -i "/vmfs/volumes/VMwareESXi2LD1/Entwicklungsserver/Entwicklungsserver_1.vmdk" -a "buslogic" -d "zeroedthick" "/vmfs/volumes/NfsBackup/Backup/Entwicklungsserver/Entwicklungsserver-2011-09-22_08-46-57/Entwicklungsserver_1.vmdk"
      Destination disk format: VMFS zeroedthick
      Cloning disk '/vmfs/volumes/VMwareESXi2LD1/Entwicklungsserver/Entwicklungsserver_1.vmdk'...

       

      Clone: 1% done.
      Clone: 2% done.
      Clone: 3% done.
      Clone: 4% done.
      Clone: 5% done.DISKLIB-FLAT  : "/vmfs/volumes/NfsBackup/Backup/Entwicklungsserver/Entwicklungsserver-2011-09-22_08-46-57/Entwicklungsserver_1-flat.vmdk": Unable to reserve space: The specified feature is not supported by this version. The disk will be created as 'Thin'.

       

      Clone: 6% done.
      ... (deleteted lines)
      Clone: 95% done.


      2011-09-22 08:49:08 -- debug: findVMDK() - Searching for VMDK: "Entwicklungsserver.vmdk" to backup

      2011-09-22 08:49:08 -- debug: /sbin/vmkfstools -i "/vmfs/volumes/VMwareESXi2LD1/Entwicklungsserver/Entwicklungsserver.vmdk" -a "buslogic" -d "zeroedthick" "/vmfs/volumes/NfsBackup/Backup/Entwicklungsserver/Entwicklungsserver-2011-09-22_08-46-57/Entwicklungsserver.vmdk"
      Destination disk format: VMFS zeroedthick
      Cloning disk '/vmfs/volumes/VMwareESXi2LD1/Entwicklungsserver/Entwicklungsserver.vmdk'...

       

      Clone: 0% done.
      Clone: 1% done.
      Clone: 2% done.
      Clone: 3% done.
      Clone: 4% done.
      Clone: 5% done.DISKLIB-FLAT  : "/vmfs/volumes/NfsBackup/Backup/Entwicklungsserver/Entwicklungsserver-2011-09-22_08-46-57/Entwicklungsserver-flat.vmdk": Unable to reserve space: The specified feature is not supported by this version. The disk will be created as 'Thin'.

       

      Clone: 6% done.
      ... (deleteted lines)
      Clone: 95% done.

       

      2011-09-22 09:04:47 -- info: Removing snapshot from Entwicklungsserver ...
      2011-09-22 09:04:47 -- info: Backup Duration: 17.65 Minutes
      2011-09-22 09:04:47 -- info: Successfully completed backup for Entwicklungsserver!