2011-09-12 12:27 PM
I have another question about Host 1.0 and how it snaps VMs. When you configure the software to backup VMs in the host plugin, you can choose to backup VMs in 1 of 3 ways: by Virtual Machine, by Datacenter, or by Datastore. I want to backup all VMs and it makes most sense for our environment to manage the backups by choosing datastores to snap and backup. The only problem I have is that some of the VMs I want to be able to exclude from backup because I have a few VMs that cannot be snapped with VMware. Rather than move all of the problem VMs to special Datastores, I would rather exclude them from being snapped, without excluding the datastore, until the problem is resolved. Is this possible?
2011-09-12 07:32 PM
I dont think this is possible. We do not have provision to exclude VMs from a datastore.
Another alternative is to add all the VMs individually to a single dataset.
2011-09-12 07:59 PM
If you have multiple VM's in a dataset, you can use below commands to exlcude VM to be protected with same dataset.
dfpm dataset exclusion add [ -D ] <dataset-name-or-id>
dfpm dataset exclusion remove [ -D ] <dataset-name-or-id>
dfpm dataset exclusion list [ <dataset-name-or-id> ]
2011-09-14 05:05 AM
Thanks for the reply. I just tried what you suggested and it unfortunately did not work. The error was that the VM is not excludeable. I don't know if you guys have an influence in the design of the product, but this would be a very desirable abiltiy. I find it very easy to manage my backups by datastores, but I need to exclude certain VMs so i don't get errors continually. I realize that i could backup by VM, but I find this harder to manage to ensure all VMs are being backed up.