CoBMR Cristie Config cobmrcfg.exe hangs or freezes or takes a long time to complete

Relevent to Cohesity Block-based backups of Windows systems Only.

In some cases the Cristie CoBMR configuration program cobmrcfg.exe can appear to freeze or take a long time to complete. On larger systems, completion times of over 60 minutes have been reported.

This is seen when the system the config is run on is slow, has limited resourses or the disks are fragmented and happens during the hardlink scan.

When the Cohesity backup is block-based, it is safe to skip the hardlink scan to allow the config to complete. However, the option is only available when the system is using Cohesity Block backups. DO NOT USE THIS OPTION ON FILE BASED BACKUPS, it will prevent OS booting post recovery.

When running cobmrcfg use the / skiphard links flag

cobmrcfg /skiphardlinks

This should be set in the pre-scritp under c:\program files\cohesity\user_scripts CoBMR Cohesity Pre-script