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Backing up Independent and non-independent disk

Post by vanderfield »

We have a virtual machine with 4 disks (c,e,f & g), 2 of which have been set to Independent, Persistent (e & g) and 2 are not Independent. Now I’m planning to make a backup and/or replication job for the two non-independent and exclude the 2 independent, (since these are not supported by veeam and the data on these drives are not critical). What will happen in the event of a disaster and needing to either restore from a backup or use a replica. Will the server be restored with only the c & f drives? If so is it advisable to exclude the independent or better off make all the drives non-independent then create the backup job to all the drive. Please advise.
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Re: Backing up Independent and non-independent disk

Post by Gostev »

Hi John, of course for disaster recovery purposes it is better to backup all drives, so that you can restore the whole VM and not just some specific drives.
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Re: Backing up Independent and non-independent disk

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Anton is right, but you could also use disk exclusion option with "Remove excluded disks from VM configuration" checked to backup your VM. In this case excluded disks will not be visible after the restore.
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