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Replication - How to increase allowed number of points

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We have a major issue with a customer for whom we are doing a DR project. We ran into the issue with the maximum replication points allowed in VMWare being 28, however they need a 2-hour RPO for a dozen VMs with a 5 day retention, meaning 60 points. Veeam will only go up to 28 due to the VMWare max snapshot count, however we have found a way to change the VM configuration and allow up to 60. The issue now is how to allow Veeam to go more than 28 points.
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Is the VM configuration change something that is officially supported?
The constraints for replication are well documented so just wondering how this was sold?
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It was not made clear what sort of retention would be needed. It was unexpected.
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Re: Replication - How to increase allowed number of points

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Is the configuration change supported by VMware?
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Re: Replication - How to increase allowed number of points

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We found this is forums as well as VMWare itself I think. In any case, this is not a change we did to production, rather in the DR to see if it works.
Not important anymore though, the max of 28 points was eventually accepted by the customer.
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