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I can't expand the drive since it has a snapshot. But to delete/merge the snapshot will take a very long time (2+ year old snapshot). My proposed plan of action:
1. Power off the VM and take a Veeam Zip.
2. Restore the VM to an alternate location.
3. Grow the drive in Hyper-V followed by expanding it in Windows.
Question is, does VeeamZip retain snapshots during the backup process?
Is there any thing I am missing on this?
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How much free space do you have on the disk? During VeeamZIP Veeam backup server triggers a VSS snapshot of the necessary volume, so you should have enough space for this operation.
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> I can't expand the drive since it has a snapshot. But to delete/merge the snapshot will take a very long time (2+ year old snapshot).
Merge will take long time indeed, however it depends on the size of the AVHD file(s) and not the age- over time the same blocks in the AVHD are overwritten so it shouldn't matter how old it is - just the size.
You will need free disk space however - whether for MERGE or other actions such as RESTORE.
In anycase, for the safety I suggest taking also an in guest backup (using windows server backup for example), in addition to what you already have with VeeamZip.
I suggest this before any further action, keeping the backup on different host/media (could be a PC with shared folder - for this onetime backup).
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