I have installed the latest Snap Manager for Virtual Infrastructure Server 2.0 and everything is working fine other than the job scheduling.
There seems to be a problem with the time picker when you schedule a backup job - by default it inserts the current time in US format (H:MM AM). When I try and change this however, I get some really strange results:
- firstly, it lets me type any time although when I click "apply", "OK" or move away from the time field it reverts back to the current time.
- If it's currently AM, it only seems to accept AM times and visa versa with PM.
Example: it was 7:0
0 PM and I was attempting to schedule a backup job for 3:00 AM - no chance. It wouldn't even let me change the PM to AM so the latest possible time I could schedule my backup was for 11:59 PM.
I assumed it was a problem with the time/date format so I switched my date format from UK to US - but still the same problem.
Anyone experiencing this?
And anyone know where the backup settings are stored (registry, config file?) so that I can edit them without using the interface? (I can see there is a command line for SMVI but I've not been able to find instructions on using it).
I found the problem. Its simply a little glitch with the GUI - the "time field" comes before the "date field" input - but in actual fact, it won't let you set a time before the current date/time. If you set the date first, then set the time, it works fine.
Quite funny really (i only found this out after following your tip & editing the XML job files directly!).