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Missing Disks after instant revocery

Post by mma » Aug 16, 2016 6:52 am 1 person likes this post

Hello

I'm not sure if I did something wrong in my restore process - but something went totally wrong!

I had to restore a VM which had about 20 independent disk. I know that Veeam does not backup independent disk by design, which is ok. So where is the Problem?

My Idea was to do instant recovery (with the same name), migrate the VM and reattach the disks.
As the VM already existed, the restore process deleted the VM – and all the disks…
I was aware that the job will delete the original VM, I even confirmed it. But deleting all the disks is a bit hard…

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Re: Missing Disks after instant revocery

Post by Gostev » Aug 16, 2016 2:13 pm 1 person likes this post

Hello Marcel, thanks for the heads up. We will look into this restore scenario and see what can be done to prevent such operational mistakes in future. Thanks!

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Re: Missing Disks after instant revocery

Post by mma » Aug 16, 2016 3:42 pm 1 person likes this post

Think before you click ;-)

Not a big thing in our case, we "just" lost some backups.
If you could change the message from "Original VM still exists, and will be deleted. Proceed?" to something like "Original VM still exists. Machine and all disks will be deleted. Proceed?" already might help in some cases.

I don't blame the application, totally my fault.

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