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Backup VM with multiple Disks

Post by chrsurfer » Nov 26, 2014 10:11 am

Hello,

I have got a Probem.
I Have got a Linux VM on vmware with 4 Disks.
All of these disks are on different datastore in vsphere.
Disk1 is 70 GB
Disk2 is 1000 GB
Disk3 is 60 GB
Disk4 is 675 GB

I created a Backup job only for this vm, which includes all 4 disks.
If I want to restore single disks, i have got only the choice to restore disk 1.
The other 3 disks are missing.

If I run a active Full backup and want to restore from it, I can only choice disk1.

Can any one of you help me with this problem?
At the moment i don't know what to do.

Environment:
Veeam B&R 7 Update 4
vSphere 5.5 cluster with 4 ESXi Host 5.5

Thanks Guys

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Re: Backup VM with multiple Disks

Post by chrsurfer » Nov 26, 2014 10:34 am

Hey,

no.
I want to include a four Disks of the VMs.
In the Job i marked all 4 Disks (SCIS0:0-3), like in this sample:
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The problem is:
Only SCSI(0:0) is backed up and can be restored.
When i run the "VM Hard Disks Restore" , I can only restore disk SCSI(0:0). The other 3 disk i cannot choose, although I included them to the Job.

Why are the disk SCSI(0:1) SCSI(0:2) and SCSI(0:3) not included to backup?

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Re: Backup VM with multiple Disks

Post by Shestakov » Nov 26, 2014 10:49 am

Hello again.
I misread your message first, so deleted my previous post.

One of possible reasons is you are trying to backup unsupported disks.
According to the system requirements, Virtual machines with disks engaged in SCSI bus sharing are not supported, because VMware does not support snapshotting such VMs. Also RDM virtual disks in physical mode, Independent disks, and disks connected via in-guest iSCSI initiator are not supported, and are skipped from processing automatically.

Do these disks belong to one of these categories?

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Re: Backup VM with multiple Disks

Post by chrsurfer » Nov 26, 2014 11:18 am

Thanks man, that was so the solution. The three disks are all indepent disks.

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Re: Backup VM with multiple Disks

Post by Shestakov » Nov 26, 2014 12:07 pm

No problem. Once you have a question, don`t hesitate to ask.

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Re: Backup VM with multiple Disks

Post by Vitaliy S. » Nov 26, 2014 12:11 pm

Christian, if you're using Veeam ONE in your infrastructure, then please take a look at VM Configuration Assessment report. This report will give you a full list of VMs that could have potential issues and possible limitations that could prevent VMs from being properly backed up.

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