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Change Repository Path

Post by wessexit » Oct 13, 2017 5:31 pm

Is it possible to change an existing repository's path on disk?

Alternatively is it possible to create a new repository, copy the repository contents over, change the repository targeted by a job and to then resume the previous job?

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Re: Change Repository Path

Post by wessexit » Oct 15, 2017 2:27 pm

I ended up creating a new repo and copying over the contents (having stopped the Veeam services first). I then re-targeted the job at the new repo and it picked up where it left off (i.e. didn't re-copy all mailbox data). Finally I removed the old one at the wrong path on disk which I didn't want to keep.

I'm sure this will have lost recovery point information / "point in time" views of the backed up mailboxes but this was no big deal as it was a new repository / backup job anyway.

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Re: Change Repository Path

Post by Mike Resseler » Oct 16, 2017 3:26 am

Hi Richard,

All the information from the repository is normally saved in the repository database, and if I understand it correctly that is what you copied over. So you should have not those point in time views. If you use the veeam explorer for exchange you should be able to see those. Can you check and let us know?

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Re: Change Repository Path

Post by wessexit » Oct 16, 2017 8:47 am

Yep, I think you're right - looks like all of the recovery points are there.

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Re: Change Repository Path

Post by Mike Resseler » Oct 17, 2017 11:45 am

Thanks for letting us know Richard!

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Re: Change Repository Path

Post by steissier » Jul 10, 2019 1:59 pm

Hi All,

Same question, but different context than Richard's one.
I previously define, in VBO v2, a single repository for a single global policy to store O365 mail backups, at a root path D:\Veeam365, like a rookie. :)

Since VBO v3 is available, two types of VBO repository can be defined : "Item-level" and "Snapshot-based".
And of course, now, I need to create a second one for a second global policy.
Unfortunately, retention is defined as "Keep Forever".
Is it possible to move the initial repository to a subfolder of the root folder like "d:\Veeam365\item-level\" ?
"Snapshot-based" will be created in something like "d:\Veeam365\snapshot-based\"

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Sebastien

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Re: Change Repository Path

Post by Polina » Jul 10, 2019 2:32 pm

Hi Sebastien,

You can create a new subfolder, add it as a new repository with the same retention settings and move there existing backup data (stop all backup jobs and the VBO services before doing this). Then edit your backup jobs pointing them to this new repository. On the first job run, you'll get a notification that a full backup is required and previous restore points can be lost; however, if everything was performed correctly VBO will see all the previous restore points as well.

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Re: Change Repository Path

Post by steissier » Jul 15, 2019 1:28 pm

Hi,

Thanks Polina, it works fine.

Thanks,

Sebastien

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