2009-02-17 03:01 AM
We're running ESX3.5U3, NFS datastores (ONTAP 7.3.1) and SMVI 1.0.1
I can't figure out a way to configure the backup jobs to do what I want. Here's the scenario:
Ten virtual machines, half of which have one disk, half of which have two disks, residing on two different datastores (= volumes accessed via NFS).
Disk #1 on datastore SYS (10 virtual machines)
Disk #2 on datastore DATA (5 virtual machines)
I want to create a backup job that ONLY creates snapshots of the datastore DATA, not SYS.
I do NOT want to configure the disks on SYS to be Independent.
If I in SVMI create a backup specification containing the 5 virtual machines having disks on DATA snapshots are taken of both DATA and SYS. This seems logical.
If I instead create a backup specification containing the datastore DATA i get the same result, i.e. snapshots are taken of both DATA and SYS. This is not what I want...
Is there any way to exclude datastores from a backup job?
2009-02-18 05:25 AM
Looks like I'll have to use VIBE anyway. We want to integrate with SnapVault and SV-SMVI can't handle datastores on different filers in the same backup.
I see that VIBE have some support for SnapVault so I'll try it out.