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GuestIndexData.zip remains after deleting VM from disk

Veeam Logoby james411 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:57 pm

Hi,

I am assuming this is a Veeam issue, but I just wanted to clarify. I had restored a VM (Veeam 6.5) to a different name to test the restore process. I later deleted the VM from disk using vCenter. Browsing my datastore, I see the folder for the VM still exists and there is one file in there called GuestIndexData.zip. I assume this is safe to delete, but would just like to confirm it is Veeam leaving this file. Thanks!
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Re: GuestIndexData.zip remains after deleting VM from disk

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:38 am

The referenced files are related to Veeam, indeed. Those are indexes used to perform file search from the EM.

However, I honestly have no idea why they are located on the datastore, not inside VBRCatalog that typically is present on a backup server.

Thanks.
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Re: GuestIndexData.zip remains after deleting VM from disk

Veeam Logoby james411 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:33 pm

v.Eremin wrote:However, I honestly have no idea why they are located on the datastore, not inside VBRCatalog that typically is present on a backup server.


That is why I was confused too. I will go ahead and delete the folder and file.
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