Configuration of backup using SnapCreator Framework with the XEN plugin.
I'm writing this so that it might help others avoid the same issues I have encountered. Not that I'm completely done but documenting the progress so far. If you have other configurations that work better then just add with a comment for reference.
The documentation is a little basic on how to use the XEN plugin.
Setup for reference.
Clustered ONTAP 8.3.2
SnapCreator 4.3 running on Windows 2012R2.
XEN administration installed on the same server as SnapCreator Framework. (xe.exe)
SnapVault to secondary site
If the server name has spaces in the name the listing during backup fails. The listing in the gui works.
The agent timeout of the default 600 seconds was far too short. Had to increase it to 1800 seconds
The SnapCreator server is a VM. If it is quiesced then xe stops and the workflow dies. Removing this VM from the storagepool solved this.
Had to set APP_IGNORE_ERROR=Y in order to avoid the job to fail just because a single VM could not be quiesced.
Emailing the results - good backup and bad backup.