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Instant Recovery - Migrate back to san

Post by Sebi! » Jun 06, 2011 7:09 am

Hi,

I had to make an Instant Recovery for one of my VMs which worked fine. Right now I´m trying to migrate it back to the san but I get a timeout error. Two of three partitions could be relocated but the large one (800GB) can´t. I choose a cold migration so there are no changing data.

Has anyone a suggestion for me?

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Re: Instant Recovery - Migrate back to san

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jun 06, 2011 8:01 am

What kind of timeout error do you see? Have you tried running replication job (hot copy)?

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Re: Instant Recovery - Migrate back to san

Post by Sebi! » Jun 06, 2011 8:15 am

I get an "operation time out" and don´t get more informations. I also tried to change the timeout settings in the vcenter settings, but it also failed.

The replication job is a good idea and i´m going to try it later. The server is productive and has a lot of changes and so I can´t start it right now.

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Re: Instant Recovery - Migrate back to san

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jun 06, 2011 8:24 am

Yes, please try. As for the timeout message it's better to reach our technical team and let them investigate all the log files. Based on the logs they should be able to define the reason for this timeout.

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Re: Instant Recovery - Migrate back to san

Post by Sebi! » Jun 06, 2011 8:42 am

Ok thanks a lot. I´ll post my results.

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Re: Instant Recovery - Migrate back to san

Post by Sebi! » Jun 09, 2011 6:59 am

Hello,

so replication worked and I got no timeout.

Now I need to mount the disk into my VM but in the folder there are some file I don´t know. Could I remove the replicated VM and delete all the unneeded files like *.vbk or *working.vmdk and then mount the *.vmdk to my VM?

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Re: Instant Recovery - Migrate back to san

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jun 09, 2011 10:19 am

Once you've finished the migration process you can delete all Veeam files from the backup storage. If you just want to mount the virtual disk then you should also be fine with removing the files not related to this virtual disk.

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Re: Instant Recovery - Migrate back to san

Post by Sebi! » Jun 11, 2011 9:35 am

Now I got a new problem. I want to replicate the VM but something went wrong and now the Instant Recovery isn´t mounted anymore. The problem now that i have some cache files with productive data and can´t replicate them or do anything else.

Is there a way to remount the Instant Recovery or to merge the files to a full vmdk file?

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Re: Instant Recovery - Migrate back to san

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jun 13, 2011 10:26 am

Sebi, please contact our support team, as it is hard to give any recommendations without seeing full log files.

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