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Backup during consolidation

Veeam Logoby mattdwyerva » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:47 pm

Is it feasible/wise to attempt to run a disk VBR backup during VM disk consolidation? :?:

I would think not (or at least not recommended), since VBR uses a snapshot.

I ask because VMW6 consolidation of this particular vm is proceeding at 3% per hour (based on change in last 2 hrs), and at 25% now... so I assume I need to do something else for backup tonight or generally cross my fingers.
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Re: Backup during consolidation

Veeam Logoby mattdwyerva » Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:04 pm

...and now consolidation has finished and was successful - so much for linear extrapolation from % complete.

I am still curious about the question asked (can you backup during consolidation?), but not critical anymore, obviously.
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Re: Backup during consolidation

Veeam Logoby alanbolte » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:24 pm 1 person likes this post

I would think the snapshot creation attempt would fail with an error about an active task in progress, but if not, I figure it's probably unwise anyway.
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