Force merge

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Force merge

Veeam Logoby mobamoba » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:20 pm

How do I force a merge with a backup where I no longer have access to the original database? Here's how that happened:
I have a backup for a Windows computer I'll Backup1 which has a merge cycle of 14 incremental backups.
I had to do a full Windows reinstall of the Backup1 computer, the type where it creates a brand new Windows directory and you have to reinstall all your programs (yes, the worst kind).
After that was done, I then created a new Endpoint backup - Backup2.
I'd now like to archive Backup1 as a single merged backup rather than 14 different pieces. Is there a way to do this without having to do something painstakingly time consuming like doing a full volume restore of the old Windows, merging Backup1, then restoring the new Windows?
Thanks.
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Re: Force merge

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:00 pm

Hi mobamoba,

Unfortunately, it's impossible to force the merge of existing chain when operating system was reinstalled. If you have a VM (or old computer) bare metal restore from the backup and then reducing the number of restore points to keep sound like a possible workaround.
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Re: Force merge

Veeam Logoby chaycock » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:15 pm

That would be a good idea for a new feature request...a merge utility to handle just this type of scenario.
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Re: Force merge

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:27 pm

Thanks - vote counted!
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