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Link a moved vm to the Backup repository again

Post by umenz » Nov 19, 2018 7:15 pm

Hi All,

the envrionment are two standalone ESXi Servers.
One Host is out of production, so I have permanently Failover to the replica vm on the other Host.

How to link the actual vm to the Backup Jobs as the old vm to prevent braking the backup chain ? - Is this possible ?

thanks

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Re: Link a moved vm to the Backup repository again

Post by Rick.Vanover » Nov 19, 2018 9:33 pm

Hi Ulrich - Probably the best option is to create a new backup jobs, but leave the old backup jobs in place with their schedule disabled. This will have the previous chain sit in place, if you have the storage. That's the safest.

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Re: Link a moved vm to the Backup repository again

Post by foggy » Nov 20, 2018 11:00 am

Since replica VMs have different ID's, they will be treated as new ones and full backup will be performed anyway. You can re-add replicas to existing job or create a new job, as Rick has suggested (and optionally map it to existing chain), in both cases space for the full backup will be required. Existing VM backups will not be touched.

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Re: Link a moved vm to the Backup repository again

Post by umenz » Nov 22, 2018 1:20 pm

Hello,

I feared it.
In the next case it seems better to restore the original VM from the last Backup and use only the modifyed data from the replica.
In this case the chain doent break ?

Ulrich

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Re: Link a moved vm to the Backup repository again

Post by foggy » Nov 22, 2018 2:03 pm

If you restore the original VM, it will still be registered with the new ID, since technically it is another VM.

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Re: Link a moved vm to the Backup repository again

Post by umenz » Nov 22, 2018 2:58 pm

thanks for this Information - Ulrich

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