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  • 1.  Move host configuration from one host to another

    Posted Feb 02, 2010 04:20 PM

    Having an esxi 4.0 that I for some reason can't update with host update utility. It stops around 45 % and asks med to check the logs.... hmm... instead of debugging, I would rather move configuration to a newly installed and upgraded 4.0 update 1 host.

    But this is also giving me problems. I do a:

    C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\bin>vicfg-cfgbackup.pl --server -l c:\r2d2.txt

    ...and I get a:

    Restore failed: fault.InvalidBundle.summary

    Thought it was version conflicts, and tried therefore to restore it to a newly installed 4.0 (no update 1), and got the same error.

    Huh?

    Regards, Lars.



  • 2.  RE: Move host configuration from one host to another

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Feb 02, 2010 04:51 PM

    Generally backups/restores will go back to a similar host configuration, are both hosts similar in hardware/etc? I haven't played much with restores to say definitively if you can apply a host backup from one host to another.

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  • 3.  RE: Move host configuration from one host to another

    Posted Feb 02, 2010 07:50 PM

    It is the exactly same hardware. Booting on the USB stick, the USB stick is a different brand, though.

    It is probably easier just to reconfigure the new host, but... I think that it is wrong way of doing it.

    Regards, Lars.