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All Disks Turned On, But Only System (C:) is Backed Up

Post by mriksman » Dec 02, 2018 3:43 pm

Hi,

I noticed by VM backup job size wasn't as large as I thought it would be. One of the VMs is the file server, and has C: and D: - with D: holding a large amount of data; the size is larger than the total VM backup job. So I clicked on the backup job and clicked Restore Files - and only C: is visible. This is true for all VMs in the backup job (where a D: should exist for some of them). No changes to the Exclusions... have been made; they are all set to 'All Disks'

What have I missed?

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Re: All Disks Turned On, But Only System (C:) is Backed Up

Post by mriksman » Dec 02, 2018 3:48 pm

Ahhh. It's because D: is an Independent Disk.

Not ideal... I'll have to have a read on possible workarounds.

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Re: All Disks Turned On, But Only System (C:) is Backed Up

Post by Andreas Neufert » Dec 03, 2018 8:44 am

Hi,

yes independant disks can not be backed up as you can not create a VMware snapshot for it.

The question is why it is an independant disk. Just change it and add it to the Veeam backup.

If you can not change it, you have the option to backup the VM from within the Operating System with the Veeam Agent for Windows.

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