Restoring to a VMware storage cluster - hotadd

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Restoring to a VMware storage cluster - hotadd

Veeam Logoby neilmacneil » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:57 pm


I ran into a possible issue today while restoring a VM. In the "Full VM Restore Wizard" I selected "restore to a new location" and selected the hotadd proxy. When selecting the datastore, Veeam detects it is on "datastore-2", I change this to the datastore cluster "datastore-cluster" which it was living on originally. This is all fine up until the restore starts. Veeam uses NBD instead of hotadd if I restore to a datastore cluster (even though nbd failover is not checked off). If I leave it on datastore-2 it will then restore using hotadd.

Is this expected behavior? I will open a support case if not.


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Re: Restoring to a VMware storage cluster - hotadd

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:22 am

Hi, Neil.

Depending on what actual datastore within the datastore cluster is automatically picked when you select "datastore-cluster", it may be normal (for example, if your proxy cannot hot add disks on the picked datastore).


P.S. I removed debug logs snippets as perform forum rules.
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