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Full Name: Bjørn-Tore Nikolaisen

Prevent hidden snapshots

Post by btniko » Sep 17, 2014 7:34 pm

Hi -

Is there a feature in Veeam B&R that will prevent multiple hidden snapshots in case of errors in the backupjob?

Recently I saw this in a solution from a other vendor, where multiple backup failure jobs created snapshots that got stuck after each job. The result was suddenly 200 hidden snapshots on a VM after some weeks.

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Re: Prevent hidden snapshots

Post by Gostev » Sep 17, 2014 8:12 pm

Hi, Bjørn.

Yes, we have this feature. We track every snapshot we create, and if a job fails to remove its snapshot (or just don't get a chance to due to a backup server crash), the following job runs will attempt to remove left over snapshot automatically before creating a new one.


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