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Danne84
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Insufficient disk space

Post by Danne84 » Jun 11, 2014 11:14 am

Ok the problem is this, i want to backup a VM that has 2 hard disks.
I ran the wizard and selected only disk 1 (0:0) but when veeam is calculating i get the totalt ammount of both disk not only the system drive.
And when i ran the job i only get that there is Insufficient disk space on the datastore where the other drives i located at even when i dont want to backup those.

I have deleted the job and recreated it but i got the same error. It does says "VM size: 30,0GB" (C is 30GB)

So my question is, why does not include all the drives even when i only select one of them :/

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Re: Insufficient disk space

Post by foggy » Jun 11, 2014 11:21 am

Two known issues that should show up in the forum search:
Danne84 wrote:I ran the wizard and selected only disk 1 (0:0) but when veeam is calculating i get the totalt ammount of both disk not only the system drive.
Cannot Exclude Disk
Danne84 wrote:And when i ran the job i only get that there is Insufficient disk space on the datastore where the other drives i located at even when i dont want to backup those.
Error: Insufficient free disk space on production datastore (even if you exclude disk from the job, the snapshot is still taken for all VM disks)

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Re: Insufficient disk space

Post by Danne84 » Jun 11, 2014 11:43 am

I forgott to say that im using Version 7.0

As i understand it my solution wont work because veeam needs space on all the datastore even when i have excluded the drives?, seems waste of space it if needs to create snapshots of drives that i dont want to backup.

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Re: Insufficient disk space

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jun 11, 2014 11:54 am

Yes, VMware creates snapshots for all disks of the VM, no matter if you exclude them from the backup job or not. You may want to play with snapshot redirection settings to workaround that limitation. Thanks!

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