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Replication to Thin Disks

Post by Stone_Deaf » Jul 16, 2010 8:23 am

Hi, I have been succesfully replicating to a server which had thick disks. The disks have been coneverted (using VMware Migrate option) and now the replication is failing. Are thin disks supported for replication?

The error I get is "Replicating file "[VOL1_SAS] maia/maia-aux.xml" BackupFile failed Client error: External FIB refers to non-existing file. FIB: [maia-aux.xml]. File: [RelativePath://0x0000000c=maia-aux.xml;]. Cannot backup file in the service console mode. File: [nfc://conn:vcentre,nfchost:host-43,stg:datastore-18@maia/maia-aux.xml]. VBK: [veeamfs:*:/maia-aux.xml@/vmfs/volumes/4bf155f1-53e816e6-5373-00221983f7b5/VeeamBackup/maia(vm-95)/replica.vbk]. RBK: [veeamfs:6:/maia-aux.xml@/vmfs/volumes/4bf155f1-53e816e6-5373-00221983f7b5/VeeamBackup/maia(vm-95)/2010-07-15T090100.vrb]. Server error: End of file Backup request cannot be processed. Source file path: [nfc://conn:vcentre,nfchost:host-43,stg:datastore-18@maia/maia-aux.xml]. "

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Re: Replication to Thin Disks

Post by Gostev » Jul 16, 2010 8:32 am

Hello - yes, but you would need to re-create a job after disks conversion I believe. Thanks!

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Re: Replication to Thin Disks

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 16, 2010 8:35 am

Nick,

Just wanted to add, if you still see the same issue with missing xml file after re-creating the job, I would recommend you to open a support case with our technical team and provide all the logs for investigation.

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Re: Replication to Thin Disks

Post by Stone_Deaf » Jul 16, 2010 10:13 am

Hey Guys, thanks for the quick response!! wow! created the jobs again and the 1st is going through as I type. Thanks again!

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Re: Replication to Thin Disks

Post by Stone_Deaf » Jul 19, 2010 11:29 am

Hi, the replication job finsished however the disks on on the replicated server are all Thick (they were Thin on the original server being replicated). Looks like you can't replicate and then use Thin disks as the Veeam replication process will only replicate to Thick disks :o

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Re: Replication to Thin Disks

Post by Gostev » Jul 19, 2010 11:38 am

Hello Nick - correct, this is documented in the Release Notes for this version. We do not support replicating thin disks as thin with version 4. This is a feature of the upcoming 5.0 release.

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