Replication Job - Failed to initialise disk

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Replication Job - Failed to initialise disk

Veeam Logoby Wocka » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:08 am

Hello

I'm moving a server from a branch office to our DataCentre. When I tested the newly replicated server in the DC (by disabling the network card, and booted the server), it failed to initalise one disk when the server booted.
When I initialised the disk under Disk Management, I now have a disk, no partition and I'm assuming lost data.

The other thing I have done to this server in this process is to remove a disk from the backup / replication as I do not need this and thought it would be easier than removing under Windows/ VMWare.

Step 1#
Create a Backup job to the Datacentre Veeam repository server
Exclude 1 disk from the backup job using reverse incremental
VMWARE Disk | SIZE | Windows Disk
Disk 1 0:0 | 50GB | C:\
Disk 2 0:1 | 340GB | D:\
Disk 3 0:2 | 1024GB | F:\
Disk 4 0:3 | 180GB | G:\ Exclude from backup and replication
Disk 5 1:0 | 15GB | Y:\
Disk 6 2:0 | 450GB | E:\

Step #2
Create a Replication Job
Use the Backup repository .VBR files as the source
Stand up the server on the DC vCentre environment, re-map the network settings
VMWARE Disk | SIZE | Windows Disk
Disk 1 0:0 | 50GB | C:\
Disk 2 0:1 | 340GB | D:\
Disk 3 0:2 | 1024GB | F:\
Disk 5 1:0 | 15GB | Y:\
Disk 6 2:0 | 450GB | E:\

Step #3
I disabled the NIC on the new server
Booted the server (normally, not safe mode) and logged in via the console.
I noticed that I was missing 2 drives form the new server. I was only expecting one to be missing. All drive letters were correct.
I opened up Disk Management, it prompted me to initalise "Disk 2 0:2 340GB"
I did so and now I'm presented with the RAW disk and no partition.

When I look at the VM in the DC the disks have changed order, but SCSI numbers are the same.
VMWARE Disk | SIZE | Windows Disk
Disk 1 0:1 | 340GB | D:\ non initalised disk
Disk 2 0:0 | 50GB | C:\
Disk 3 0:2 | 1024GB | F:\
Disk 4 1:0 | 15GB | Y:\
Disk 5 2:0 | 450GB | E:\

All disks are Basic, why did a drive not come back properly, since this is only a test standup and not the deployment.

I can easily change things to make this work if required. But what?
Should I have booted in Safe Mode first off?

Regards
Warwick
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Re: Replication Job - Failed to initialise disk

Veeam Logoby PTide » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:31 pm

Hi,

I suggest you to contact our support team directly as what you've described is unexpected and a closer look is needed.

Thank you
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