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Detect state of CBT in virtual machines

Posted by Xaus Xavier Nadal 12th on September 2013

Long time no write but I do not have time to do it (Sorry).

The title of this article for those who have no notion of parameterization of virtual machines will be a little out of context, but for system administrators working with differential backups of virtual machines for disaster recovery know that to perform a differential backup vmdk disk is a need to have CBT enabled and thus not go every day copying all vmdk disk to disk or tape.

To detect if we have enabled CBT there are several ways to do this as in the article I did a while ago but those were different times and had no current knowledge about these systems, so I show below a more professional way to detect the status of CBT in virtual machines from the command line with powershell and PowerCLI for vmware modules.

I hope you like the script to other tasks since the beginning of the script to row 25 is to make a connection to ESX or Virtual Center and 25 line is the script itself to detect the status of CBT.

      1:    #################################################
      2:    # Detect state CBT (Change Block Tracking) #
      3:    #################################################
      5:    Add-PSSnapin VMware.VimAutomation.Core
      7:    function Read-HostMasked ([string] $ Prompt ="Enter password:") {
      8:      $ Password = Read-Host -AsSecureString $ prompt;
      9:      $ BSTR = [System.Runtime.InteropServices.marshal] :: SecureStringToBSTR ($ password);
  10:    $ Password = [System.Runtime.InteropServices.marshal] :: PtrToStringAuto ($ BSTR);
  11:    [System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal] :: ZeroFreeBSTR ($ BSTR);
  12:    return $ Password;
  13:  }
  14:  write.
  15:  write "**************************************"
  16:  write "Starting authentication process * *"
  17:  write "**************************************"
  18:  write.
  19:  $ Server = read-host "Enter vCenter, ESXi or IP"
  20:  $ User = read-host "Enter user"
  21:  $ Pwd = Read-HostMasked
  23:  Connect-VIServer $ server -User -Password $ pwd $ user -Force | out-string
  25:  Get-VM | Get-View | Select Name, @ {N = "ChangeTrackingStatus . "; E = {$ _}} Config.ChangeTrackingEnabled

When you know that CBT is enabled you also have to know that if you do not have a version of virtual machine or above 7, CBT will not work, the version of ESX therefore must exceed 4.0, NFS is not supported, nor RDM virtual compatibility mode.

You know that you can comment on what you like about this article or other blog, greetings and see you soon.

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Install Backup Exec Windows 2010 2000 for Oracle problem

Posted by Xaus Xavier Nadal 31st on July 2013

Install Backup Exec Windows 2010 2 R2000 looks like a old article, but many companies are now using new systems of copies as BE3600 R2 and making copies of Windows-based virtual machines installed 2000 with Oracle systems and applications that can not be upgraded as easily as some would think.

The issue is that for example in the case of wanting to make a copy of a virtual machine within a VMware ESXi infrastructure under a Virtual Center 5.1 5.1 properly licensed. The Windows virtual machine that contains Oracle 2000 installed. When you schedule a FULL backup and start the snapshot created virtual machine backup system causes the database automatically stops with the following error in the event viewer Instance has been terminated. A rare case thinking that the copy 2012 Symantec Backup Exec GRT we are doing without, but hey, sometimes it happens ....

To which we, for correctly copying a virtual machine with Oracle 2000 windows installed in a virtual environment with Symantec Backup 3600 we so appliance through:

Have installed . NET Framework 2.0 if you do not have it download it from the following link and install it.

Have installed MSXML 6.0 that you can download from the following link:

Have installed Backup Exec 2010 R3 that you can download from this blog I found him and saved him once, but never found him again. Here it is

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No need to do anything else. Only you will have to configure the agent and the backup server if you want to backup with GRT.

As you can see the item has been 2 in 1 (How to install Backup Exec 2010 and how to solve the problem with no TSO copies of a virtual machine with Oracle installed).

Greetings and see you soon.

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Access remote desktop Backup Exec 3600

Posted by Xaus Xavier Nadal 26th on May 2013

Good afternoon.

All lucky that you have Symantec Backup Exec 3600 system (Appliance Symantec Backup with 5.5TB internal disk, 16 GB of RAM and all licenses of Symantec Backup 2012 to copy whatever you want) (For me one of the best in the moment, super intuitive, easy to use and powerful). then I will show how to access the server with embedded (Windows Server 2008 R2) per terminal server or as we call some Remote Desktop.

By default the administration of this operating system is meaningless and we should not access it to configure anything because you can do everything through web access, but there are times when we need to review certain logs, access it to reboot if we had access by web or for some action right now I do not know.

What you have to do is access a session from your Windows Powershell and type the following commands.


wsman set-item: \ localhost \ Client \ TrustedHosts -value "*"

Enter-PSSession -ComputerName <BE3600 server> -configuration Appliance -Credential <Usuario_administrador>


You should answer all the questions that you are appearing with Y, but leeroslas to ensure what you are doing.

Moreover I recommend that if you have got more network cards in the client computer as virtual cards I recommend that deshabilitéis temporarily so that there are no security problems in the powershell and give you an error the above procedure and not ye may remotely access the backup exec desktop.

If you worked everything correctly, you can now be accessed by the server terminal server and do what you want. Especially with caution and knowingly, you can not be touching the configuration of network cards thoughtlessly as you could cause inconsistency in the system and then the backups would not work as they should.

Greetings and see you soon.

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