8 Replies Latest reply on Oct 29, 2018 1:48 PM by lexit

    ESXi Host configuration backup fails

    unsichtbare Expert

      Recently upgraded to: DELLEMC-ESXi-6.0U3-5224934-A03 and  while trying to create a host configuration backup, I get the following result:


      C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\bin>vicfg-cfgbackup.pl --server= --username=root -s c:\cfgbackup.tgz

      Enter password:

      Restore failed: A general system error occurred: Internal error


      I have tried with the vCLI 6.0, vCLI 6.5. Why does it say "restore" failed????


      Also, when I try to run the backup from the host, I get:


      [root@esxi1:~] vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/sync_config

      [root@esxi1:~] vim-cmd hostsvc/firmware/backup_config

      (vmodl.fault.SystemError) {

         faultCause = (vmodl.MethodFault) null,

         reason = "Internal error",

         msg = "Received SOAP response fault from [<cs p:1f2b6498, TCP:localhost:80>]: backupConfiguration

      A general system error occurred: Internal error"




      Any ideas? THX