Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5.8.1 Unable to Export Recovery Plan History

Basically, I had a recovery plan and I had done tests/cleanups/migrations/re-protects and it all worked exactly as expected,. But each time when I wanted to export the history reports it wouldn’t do anything!

I would pick the type of report I wanted (html/doc etc), I would click generate report. It would generate it fine.

But when I clicked download…I would get nothing. I click it and click it and nothing would happen?!

I tried Chrome and Firefox, I had rebooted the SRM  service at both sites, the Web Client service at both sites. I had tried a different user account, I simply could not get the report to export.

But every other plan exported fine.

Then I was asking in the VMware community forums and someone said there was a know bug, that would stop an export if the Recovery Plan had any special characters such as / or %.

Behold mine had a ‘/’ in it!

After I renamed it and removed the special character, it exported every-time!

SO PLEASE REMOVE ANY SPECIAL CHARACTERS FROM YOUR RECOVERY PLANS!

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