Does a full VM restore replace vSphere Snapshots?

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Does a full VM restore replace vSphere Snapshots?

Veeam Logoby matai » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:36 pm

I need to take a snapshot of a VM prior to full restoration. Will the restore replace or mess with that snapshot?

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Re: Does a full VM restore replace vSphere Snapshots?

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:17 pm

Restore will delete original VM's virtual disks along with any snapshot. Since snapshots are dependent on particular base disk state, there is no use in keeping it around without the corresponding base disk. Thanks!
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Re: Does a full VM restore replace vSphere Snapshots?

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:59 am

If you want to have sort of pre-restore independent copy of a particular VM, just create one-time backup of it, using VeeamZIP functionality. Thanks.
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Re: Does a full VM restore replace vSphere Snapshots?

Veeam Logoby matai » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:16 pm 1 person likes this post

perfect, thanks!
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Re: Does a full VM restore replace vSphere Snapshots?

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:30 pm

You're welcome. Should other help be needed, don't hesitate to ask. Thanks!
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Re: Does a full VM restore replace vSphere Snapshots?

Veeam Logoby btmaus » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:03 am

Hi Vladimir, would the VeeamZIP function be used to take a final backup of a VM that is going to be decommissioned for example? Or is there a way I can create a backup job to do a final backup?

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Re: Does a full VM restore replace vSphere Snapshots?

Veeam Logoby dellock6 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:15 am

The two best advantages of VeeamZIP are exactly these. Because it's a "one shot" full backup, the resulting backup file is completely independent, and is not affected by retention policies, it can be stored as long as you don't delete it.
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