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Issues you might encounter after you migrate backup metadata to the SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere.
Migration log bundle
Download the migration log bundle from the
App_Data/MigrationLogdirectory in the SnapCenter installation folder. Keep the migration log bundle until you are sure that the migration was successful.
Job details on the Dashboard
Information on the migrated backups is listed in the VMware vSphere web client recent jobs pane but detailed information is not displayed in the Dashboard until backups are performed after the migration.
If you do not use Admin credentials, you might encounter an authentication error.
Backup names before migration have the format RGName
_HostName_Timestamp. For example,
Backup names after migration have the format
Pre- and post-scripts
Scripts that are configured for resource groups are not migrated. Because scripts written for Windows systems might not run on the Linux-based virtual appliance, you might need to recreate all or part of the scripts and add those scripts after migration. For example, file paths in Windows do not exist in Linux, and an invoke for a
.batbatch file does not work in Linux.
One solution is to put an existing Windows-based script on the Linux-based virtual appliance and test whether the script works with no changes. If it does not work correctly, then replace each Windows-based command in the script with a corresponding Linux compatible command.
Guest file restore credentials
Guest file restore credentials are not migrated. Therefore, you must create new guest file credentials after the migration.
If you have customized settings in the
scbr.overrideconfiguration file, then you must move that file to the SnapCenter VMware plug-in virtual appliance and restart the web client service.
Upgrade SnapCenter application-based plug-ins
If you use the SnapCenter VMware plug-in to support other SnapCenter plug-ins, then you must update those plug-ins to 4.2 or later.
Uninstall SnapCenter Server
If you use SnapCenter only for VM-consistent or crash-consistent data protection, then after all VM backups are migrated to the SnapCenter VMware plug-in, you can uninstall SnapCenter Server on the Windows host