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Change location of VSS snapshot

Post by TheRealTy » Jul 02, 2018 2:16 am

I have an 890GB SSD virtual disk that holds one VHDX that's about 681GB what i am finding is if there are a large amount data changes while a backup or replication is in progress the VSS snapshot is filling up the disk and causing the VM to shut down. Is there a way i can put the VSS snapshot on a different drive?

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Re: Change location of VSS snapshot

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 02, 2018 12:15 pm

Since Veeam server interacts with VSS snapshot via guest OS APIs, you can try to redirect it to another location to avoid the situation you have now. Here is the TechNet post on how to do it.

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Re: Change location of VSS snapshot

Post by TheRealTy » Jul 02, 2018 9:48 pm

I've followed those instructions and it shows as being one the other drive now, but when i run a replication in Veeam it is still creating the .avhdx file in the same directory as the vhdx file.

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Re: Change location of VSS snapshot

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 03, 2018 10:30 am

VSS snapshot is created for the entire volume and it is not the same as .avhdx file. Please take a look at this existing topic for more info > Creating .avhdx in another folder?

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