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Full Name: Johnson Ng

How to combine .vbm?

Post by Johnson » Oct 26, 2017 4:11 am

Hi all,

Picture this scenario:

1. I have 2 seperate jobs for the same VM
2. One job daily, with weekly full (.vbk) backup
3. The other job, monthly full (.vbk) backup

My storage is out of space soon. I would need to copy the .vbk from both of the backup jobs to an archive storage.
Now the problem is, as they are of 2 different jobs, how do I edit the .vbm such that the .vbm contains information of all of the full backups?

This way, when I import the .vbm it will show all of the .vbk backups.

Edit: I will only copy all of the .vbk from the production storage to the archival storage. (Increment .vib backups are not copied over)

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Re: How to combine .vbm?

Post by v.Eremin » Oct 26, 2017 11:31 am

Do you need to preserve all .vbks or you want to capture the latest state of both backup chains? In the latter case, you can create a backup copy job, select the said jobs as its source and let it create restore point for you. Thanks.

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Re: How to combine .vbm?

Post by foggy » Oct 26, 2017 11:44 am

And there's no way to combine these two chains anyway. But you will be able to import VBK files themselves, even without VBM.

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