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Yukinobu
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Feature Request: workingDir parameter will be removed when VM restore, that specify the root directory of the datastore

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Hi,

Even though the datastore exists and can be referenced at destination ESXi host, the workingDir parameter was removed during restore with the following message.
2022/12/02 11:48:46 Removing workingDir parameter because it points to a non-existent datastore /vmfs/volumes/63652fbd-aed4fef5-8da8-48210b3d7365

After checking with support(Case # 05738353), we were told that the Veeam specification is that if the root directory of the datastore is specified, it is removed even if it exists.

Could you please fix or add a function to change the behavior so that the parameter is not deleted even if it is the root directory, or make it possible to specify the workingDir parameter when restoring?
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Re: Feature Request: workingDir parameter will be removed when VM restore, that specify the root directory of the datast

Post by HannesK »

Hello,
let me check, but my understanding is, that one should use subfolders (not the root directory) for workingDir.

May I know, why you want to have it in the datastore root instead of using a folder?

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Hannes
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Re: Feature Request: workingDir parameter will be removed when VM restore, that specify the root directory of the datast

Post by Yukinobu »

Hi,

Since it is an end-user policy, the detailed reason is unknown, but they create a dedicated datastore for snapshot and vswap, etc., and designate that datastore as the workingDir.
There are already more than 100 VMs with this kind of setup.
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Re: Feature Request: workingDir parameter will be removed when VM restore, that specify the root directory of the datast

Post by HannesK »

Hello,
then I would say: time to change the setup to the recommended VMware settings.

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1002929 - folders are the way to go. That avoids conflicts.

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Hannes
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