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*FIXED* – ESXi 6.0 and 6.0 U1 – CBT Bug creates inconsistent incremental VM backups

VMware acknowledged a known issue (KB2136854) within ESXi 6.0 and 6.0 U1. CBT looses the information of I/Os during snapshot consolidation. The main backup isn’t affected but all data written during the consolidation task are missed.

ALL CBT incremental backups are potentially affected.

VMware currently has no resolution.

Update 25.11.2015:

VMware released a patch for the CBT bug.

VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201511401-BG: Updates esx-base (2137546)

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Workaround for migrating W2k12 vCenter Server 5.5 to vCenter Server Appliance 5.5

The VMware Labs engineers built a fling to migrate a vCenter Server installed on a Windows Server to the vCenter Server Appliance.

For me the greatest limitation is that Windows Server 2012 a higher isn’t supported yet. Because of “winexe-bug” the migration appliance could not get the data from the source machine. William Lam told me that the engineers know about this issue and hopes that it would be fixed soon.

For all of you who could not wait… maybe I’ve a workaround.

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