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File Level Restore Wizard on Virtual Appliance.

Post by BearHuntr » Mar 19, 2010 3:13 pm

I'm running Veeam Backup on a Virtual Appliance and when I try to run the File Level Restore Wizard, it understandably gives me the following error message in the VMware Player:

Running VMware Player in a virtual machine requires the outer virtual machine to be configured for running a VMware ESX guest operating system. You may not power on a virtual machine until the outer virtual machine is reconfigured.

Does anyone have this working and can you share what you had to do to make it work? Thanks!

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Re: File Level Restore Wizard on Virtual Appliance.

Post by Gostev » Mar 19, 2010 3:20 pm

You can try to use this:
Running VMware Player in a VM

But generally for multi-OS FLR I recommend installing VB&R on your physical workstation and perform multi-OS file restores from there (via Import Backup). This is much better solution than those tweaks/hacks.

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Re: File Level Restore Wizard on Virtual Appliance.

Post by n2it-dk » Mar 19, 2010 5:26 pm

You could allso try the following...

Under Options: Advanced -> General -> Configuration Parameters (button), make the following changes:

(change) deploymentPlatform from "windows" to "vmkernel"
(add) monitor_control.vt32 = "TRUE"
(add) monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = "TRUE"

VMware Player now launches the inner virtual machine inside the outer virtual machine.

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Re: File Level Restore Wizard on Virtual Appliance.

Post by newpylong » Sep 20, 2010 3:19 pm

n2it, good advise! VMtools on the parent Windows VM bombs after setting this though. I guess this is expected?

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Re: File Level Restore Wizard on Virtual Appliance.

Post by Vitaliy S. » Sep 20, 2010 3:47 pm

Robert,

Yes, that's expected, Anton has described this behavior in his blog post: "Note that this workaround requires that VMware Tools are disabled, so some VMware management tools may fail to work with this VM correctly"

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