Quick migration and Backup job

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Quick migration and Backup job

Veeam Logoby anbeca » Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:51 am

Hello,

i like to know what is supposed to happen to the Backup job when I quick migrate a VM.

I tried to migrate a VM from one host and storage to another standalone host. I checked "delete VM after migration". After the migration the backup job backed up the VM from the new location.
After that I tried to migrate a VM from the same host I did before to the same new host as before. This time I did not check the "delete after migration" box.

After the migration completed the old VM got renamed to xxxxx_migrated and the new VM on the new host got the original name. The backup job did not switch to the new VM and now backs up the old VM xxxxx_migrated. Is this supposed to be like this?

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Re: Quick migration and Backup job

Veeam Logoby PTide » Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:50 am

Hi,

Backup jobs indentify target VMs by morefID, not by names. In the second case your original VM has not been deleted thus kept it's unique morefID thus the backup job kept working with the original VM.

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Re: Quick migration and Backup job

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:38 am

Also, keep in mind that after each Quick Migration cycle an initial backup cycle will be a full one, since VM gets a new MorefID assigned during migration. Thanks.
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[MERGED] Quick Migration not deleting source VMs

Veeam Logoby angelfive » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:30 pm

Hi all,

I'm using Quick Migration in licensed Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 (update 3) to move VMs from a vSphere 5.5 cluster to a vSphere 6.5 cluster.
I'm choosing the option to "Delete source VM files upon successful migration", however, the source VMs are never deleted, and the backup jobs are never updated. The source VMs names are just appended with _migrated.

Any ideas?

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Re: Quick migration and Backup job

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:47 pm

It seems like the option was not selected (performed by the backup server) according to the description you have. Can you run the job one more time with a test VM (dummy) and check if that gets deleted or not? If not, then I would suggest to review the log files. If you need assistance with logs review, feel free to contact our support team. Thanks!
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Re: Quick migration and Backup job

Veeam Logoby angelfive » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:59 pm

I have tried it around 6 or 7 times now, both trying with the "Delete source VM files upon successful migration" selected, and trying with it not selected. The result is always the same, the source VMs are never deleted, just appended with _migrated. I can find no clues in the logs.
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Re: Quick migration and Backup job

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:04 pm

Do you use admin account to connect to the vCenter Server? If yes, then please open a support case and let our team review the logs too.
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