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When to re-add server to job (like after vConverter resize)

Post by cstemaly » Dec 17, 2012 3:20 pm

After I use vConverter to resize a VMware VM, during which I copy the server to a new folder, I have always had to remove and then re-add the server to Veeam. I am getting ready to use storage migration to fix some folders that are named inconsistently with the VM, and I have two questions:

1. What operations require me to remove and then add back a server? Is Veeam looking at the datastore folder name, or is there anything else?
2. I can't believe I've never checked this before, but when I remove/re-add the VM in Veeam, does it preserve my old restore points or is it a "new" server and thus will start from scratch? -I'm using Reverse Incremental backups with CBT enabled.

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Re: When to re-add server to job (like after vConverter resi

Post by foggy » Dec 17, 2012 3:40 pm

1. Veeam B&R tracks VMs by their unique moref ID (assigned by vCenter). Every VM re-registeration in the virtual infrastructure changes this identifier causing the VM to be treated as a new VM.
http://www.virtuallyghetto.com/2011/11/ ... hange.html

2. Old restore points are preserved, to continue running your jobs and avoid full job run, you should re-add the VM to the job and map it to the existing backup/replica.

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Re: When to re-add server to job (like after vConverter resi

Post by cstemaly » Dec 17, 2012 3:45 pm

Ah thanks for the link, foggy. That sheds some light on things.

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