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short replication question

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Hello,

we have tested the replication with 2 VMs.
Now we have in our backup repository a "replicas" folder with 2 "vm-xxxx" folders (with some *.vbk files).
The 2 replcation jobs + replications are already deleted but the folders still remain.

Could we manually delete them ? what kind of data is stored in this folders ? .... and why are they not deleted when we delete the replication ?

we are using version 6.5

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Re: short replication question

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geraldb wrote:Hello,

we have tested the replication with 2 VMs.
Now we have in our backup repository a "replicas" folder with 2 "vm-xxxx" folders (with some *.vbk files).
The 2 replcation jobs + replications are already deleted but the folders still remain.

Could we manually delete them ? what kind of data is stored in this folders ? .... and why are they not deleted when we delete the replication ?

we are using version 6.5

thanks
These folders are responsible for storing replica metadata(replica checksums). Veeam Backup & Replication uses this file to quickly detect changed blocks of data between two replica states. Thus, you can manually delete them without any impact or whatever.

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Re: short replication question

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Moreover, you can safely remove metadata in case of existing replica also, it will be rebuilt on the next job run (though this run will take a bit longer than usual).

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