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Backup Jobs and new VMWare Server

Post by Helmut72 » Jul 29, 2019 11:23 am

Hi,

I replaced an ESXi 6.0 with an new server on 6.7 and the same name. I ex- and imported the VMs using ovftool. Now my backup job "WMWare Windows Guests" shows also a Linux guest and the Job "VMWare Linux Guests" is missing that one.

Do I have to refresh something or do I need to recreate those jobs?

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Re: Backup Jobs and new VMWare Server

Post by foggy » Jul 29, 2019 12:47 pm

How do you add VMs in the job - individually or using some vSphere container? Do you point the job to the ESXi host directly or use the vCenter Server? Please note that in the former case, you have to re-add VMs in the jobs as their IDs have changed upon registration on the new host.

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Re: Backup Jobs and new VMWare Server

Post by HannesK » Jul 29, 2019 12:49 pm

Hello,
and welcome to the forums.

As you don't seem to have a VCenter, your VMs have new IDs after migration... so you need to add them to the jobs again and remove the old VMs.

You will get a new full backup.

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Re: Backup Jobs and new VMWare Server

Post by Helmut72 » Jul 29, 2019 1:25 pm

Yes, no vCenter.

Changed the Job, thank you.

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Re: Backup Jobs and new VMWare Server

Post by Helmut72 » Jul 30, 2019 2:26 pm

At Backups => Disk I still see the "old" VMs with their restore points (so I see the servers twice now). Can I somehow "import" at least the full backups so avoid confusion?

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Re: Backup Jobs and new VMWare Server

Post by wishr » Jul 30, 2019 3:22 pm

Hi,

I don't think it's possible since both vSphere and B&R count them as different VMs.

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Re: Backup Jobs and new VMWare Server

Post by HannesK » Jul 30, 2019 3:30 pm

Hello,
if you delete the backup job then they will be in "disk (imported)" but that probably does not help today anymore...

The only advise I have is to not look that the backup sections. If you restore, just click on the big restore button in the ribbon and select the date you need.

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Re: Backup Jobs and new VMWare Server

Post by foggy » Jul 30, 2019 5:03 pm

You can get rid of the old ones after reaching the required number of new restore points in the chain.

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