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Backup of VM after VM has been restored

Post by cffit » Oct 31, 2014 5:52 pm

I do full backups on the weekends and incremental on the weekdays. If on a Tuesday, I do a full restore of a VM (from a week ago), will the Tuesday night backup of this VM create a full backup file or an incremental backup file? I'm not sure if VEEAM sees it as a new VM or if it knows about it and can somehow do an incremental.

I restored it to a different datastore if that makes any difference. The reason I ask is because if it creates a full backup, that messes up my backup to tape and in that case I'll remove the backup and re-add it on the weekend when the other full backups are done.

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Re: Backup of VM after VM has been restored

Post by Vitaliy S. » Nov 02, 2014 4:19 pm 1 person likes this post

It will be a full backup, as every time a VM is restored (registered in the virtual infrastructure), it receives a new moref ID, which makes it new VM for your Veeam backup and for the vCenter server.

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Re: Backup of VM after VM has been restored

Post by cffit » Nov 06, 2014 3:26 pm

Thanks. So in that case I'm best to remove the VM from the backup job and re-add it the day of the weekly full backup is to take place correct?

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Re: Backup of VM after VM has been restored

Post by foggy » Nov 06, 2014 3:28 pm

Correct.

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