A little bit background info: from this particular VM one disk was always excluded from backup. When restoring guest files this was visible as I was only able to select files from C: and D: drive. For a short period I changed the backup job so that all drives from this VM were included. At that time the E: drive also became available for restoring guest files from. I now changed the job again and excluded E: drive, but it still appears in the restore jobs, whether I select to restore guest- or VM files. It takes up unneccessary space on my backup volume. As this volume also is copied to tape I need an extra tape each day.
There are no snapshots of this VM. I would expect that the E: drive would disappear from backups as soon as retention criteria are met?