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hi all,
i use the vcb software from vmware. and i have mounted the vms using vcb command:
vcbmounter -t file.....
and vcbmounter -r /mnt/test ....

and i have create a file systems backup job using pre-exe and post-exe script to mount and umount the virtual machines.

but i can found the mounted file in the directory /mnt/test like this
mnt/test/driver/c
mnt/test/driver/d

when i run the job the pre-exe command is running normally and i can see the file in mnt but no data is store on the destination locations, and i didn't receive any error.

any help
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Did you download the HP scripts package? The .ZIP file includes a .PDF document with some descriptions. I'll attach it - check the screenshot on page 5.
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What do you mean by "destination locations"?
A tape or file media?
Could be an error in your backup specification that prevent the disk agent to pick up data from the mount point(s).
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What do you mean by "destination locations"?
A tape or file media?
-answer: problem with tape and file. i have testing to backup on tape and on a file and i have the same issue.


"Could be an error in your backup specification that prevent the disk agent to pick up data from the mount point(s)"
what do y mean by that??? how can we resolve
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no idea about this problem!!!!
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It sounds like you are using the old scripting method and not the new (paid-for) VMware integration (nothing wrong with that).

Maybe I am misunderstanding your question, but if you want Data Protector to pick up any files, you need to tell where to start from:
e.g. C:\mnt\vm-name\letters\C

Can you share with us the complete commands ("vcbmounter -t file....." does not really help us) and the output of the vcbmounter session?
Please put them in a .TXT file and attach it to a response.
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hello,
thank y for yr help and the support.
i am using the vcb mounted command:
vcbmounter -h 192.168.244.250 -u root -p password -a ipaddr: 192.168.244.249 -t file -r C:\mnt\test -m sam

and i receive the file mounted on mnt directory like this:
C:\mnt\vm-name\letters\C
C:\mnt\vm-name\letters\D

but when i create a file system backup job i only specify the mnt directory.

can y check the attachment file
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by default DP does not follow mount points
it will only backup the mount point as an empty dir

Probably you even got a messagesaying that during the session
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> STARTING Disk Agent for testcis.testdomain:/ "/".

Are you sure that this term is understood on Windows?

Try "C:\mnt\test\letters\c" instead.
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how can we backup the content of a mounted dir.
is there any solutions to backup these files.

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Did you download the HP scripts package? The .ZIP file includes a .PDF document with some descriptions. I'll attach it - check the screenshot on page 5.
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hello Uwe,
thank y very much for yr effort, i have check the attachment file but i used DP 6.11.
but how can we specify the mount file when i create a backup job. can y provide me the steps in DP 6.11
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It should be the same. The old script method is no longer mentioned by HP because they now have their paid-for VMware integration module. Both have their uses.
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