msmollin Dec 9 1:41PM 2018
I am using the cron functionality to run a backup of 5 of my virtual machines to another local disk. This is done using the
backup command's documented ability to take in more than one VM at a time.
The issue I'm having is, doing it this way, every minute I got an email with the lines:
2018-12-09 18:09:01.736433 INFO PROGRAM_VERSION Vertical Backup 1.2.2
2018-12-09 18:09:02.240558 INFO LICENSE_INFO Trial license expires on 2018-12-29
2018-12-09 18:09:02.243212 ERROR BACKUP_BUSY Another backup job is in progress
I get dozens of these 3 line emails. I'd rather not parallelize the jobs because I'd like one job to finish before the next one starts. Is there a way to get this not to send me 40+ emails but still have serial jobs?
gchen Dec 9 9:52PM 2018
Can you post here the relevant line in
msmollin Dec 10 1:09AM 2018
* */6 * * * /vmfs/volumes/5bfaecf1-b15c32a8-fa58-d4ae52863fb1/verticalbackup/vertical backup "HTTP Server" "EM - Win2012 AD" "Mail" "Minecraft" "Legacy Mail" --email --subject "Backup Job Completed"
msmollin Dec 10 1:12AM 2018
To mitigate it for now, I swapped over to a shell script that executes each VM backup individually. This gets me the serial nature I'm looking for (my backup destination disk is a single large SATA drive, so it gets overwhelmed easily for I/O from the VMs which are hosted off SSDs), but I feel like the
vertical backup command shouldn't try to run all 5 at once.
gchen Dec 13 2:26PM 2018
Does backing up all vms take more than 6 hours? I wonder why you could get those emails every minute.