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!