by sonic23 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:09 pm people like this post
We just switched from vRanger to Veeam in backup our VMware VMs and we love it. I just want to ask if there's a way to replicate the VMs with just consolidating the recent changes to the Full replica image? Basically we don't want restore points in replica VMs as it takes more space, with vRanger it just injects the changes on the VM replica so only keeps one image without any snapshots.
by Vitaliy S. » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:24 pm people like this post
I would suggest to keep at least one snapshots, as imagine that your source VM got corrupted and then you replicate all the changes to the DR site. If you don't have at least 1 restore point to go back to, then your entire replica VM becomes also unusable/corrupted.
by sonic23 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:46 pm people like this post
Thanks for the quick response. I see what you mean and honestly thinking about that but doing this means a longer replication window as it deletes the old full replica and recreates another full every other day. About corruption, we are expecting the backups to help us with that.