After restore -> VMware VM disks gets renumbered

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After restore -> VMware VM disks gets renumbered

Veeam Logoby cdesch » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:10 pm

Hi all,

following situation:
- VM with 8 vDisks spreaded up into 8 datastore
- each VMDK file has the same name in its datatore VM folder
-> so during backup veeam have to rename the VMDK files to backup them all togeteher into one backup container file

---> with the following result:
- VM "hard disk 0" was before on scsi 0:0 -> now after restore i.e. the scsi 0:0 disk got the name "hard disk 5"

So since, Veeam does not save the information which scsi device node has which name before the backup, the restore action re-numbers the "VM hard disk name". It is not a problem for the VM itself, but for admins they are used to that "hard disk 0" is equal to "scsi 0:0" and so on.

So does anybody know how to solve the behaviour ?

Thx, chris
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Re: After restore -> VMware VM disks gets renumbered

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:05 pm

I don't think this can be solved, Veeam B&R indeed doesn't keep information about disk names, they get into the backup file randomly, due to parallel processing, and might mix up upon restore (though keeping their original SCSI slots).
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Re: After restore -> VMware VM disks gets renumbered

Veeam Logoby cdesch » Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:42 pm

Yes, but it should be no big deal to store that Information before the backup happens ... only to illustrate with powershell (sorry, but the Output is in german language)

Code: Select all
$VM = get-vm -name "vm251"
PowerCLI C:\> Get-HardDisk -VM $VM | select Filename,Name

Filename                                       Name
--------                                           ----
[DS01] VM251/VM251.vmdk             Festplatte 1
[DS01] VM251/VM251_1.vmdk         Festplatte 2



Thx, chris
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