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Resized Disks on Source VM's cause Replication jobs to fail

Post by jnett98 » Oct 10, 2013 2:27 am

I have a handful of VM's that grow continuously by nature of the apps/files they hold. Expanding the drives on these servers is a fairly regular occurance. I recently did this, and now replication my DR site is failing with the error of: Client error: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host Exception from server: Declared and actual sizes of the disk.

I had this happen with a smaller VM, and removing the snapshots of the replica, resizing the disks there resolved the issue.

Is there a way around this without losing all of my current restore points?

Thanks.

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Re: Resized Disks on Source VM's cause Replication jobs to f

Post by foggy » Oct 10, 2013 7:53 am

Are you running v7? There is a known issue in this version regarding that, it will be addressed in patch 2. Thanks.

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Re: Resized Disks on Source VM's cause Replication jobs to f

Post by Vitaliy S. » Oct 10, 2013 8:38 am

But even with patch 2 you will lose all current restore points, as it is not possible to resize virtual disk that has existing snapshots (restore points) due to VMware limitation.

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Re: Resized Disks on Source VM's cause Replication jobs to f

Post by Gostev » Oct 10, 2013 10:48 pm

You will just lose them automatically with Patch #2 :)

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[MERGED] v7 replica job fails after resizing disk

Post by hannisch » Oct 11, 2013 5:20 pm

Hello,

In v6.5 I only got a warning, and all snapshots were deleted. In v7. replicas fails:
Exception from server: Declared and actual sizes of the disk [vddk://<vddkConnSpec><viConn name.........
What is to do to prevent this error?

b/r

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Re: v7 replica job fails after resizing disk

Post by hannisch » Oct 11, 2013 5:48 pm

Searching the forum I found this post: http://forums.veeam.com/viewtopic.php?p=91924 So this is a known bug and will be fixed in patch2.
Is there a acceptable workaround? The only thing worked for me was deleting the replica.

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Re: v7 replica job fails after resizing disk

Post by Vitaliy S. » Oct 11, 2013 8:11 pm 1 person likes this post

The current workaround is to remove all snapshots manually, resize your target disk to match production VM virtual disk size and start the replication job, should help!

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Re: v7 replica job fails after resizing disk

Post by hannisch » Oct 11, 2013 8:52 pm

Thanks for the info. This workaround is much better than deleting the replica.

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Re: Resized Disks on Source VM's cause Replication jobs to f

Post by Fbarahona » Oct 16, 2013 3:55 pm

Just for clarification. Does this mean deleting the snapshots off the datastore, or consolidating them though vSphere?

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Re: Resized Disks on Source VM's cause Replication jobs to f

Post by Vitaliy S. » Oct 16, 2013 6:28 pm

Do not delete these files manually, use Snapshot Manager to consolidate all the data. Thanks!

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Re: Resized Disks on Source VM's cause Replication jobs to f

Post by Bunce » Oct 18, 2013 10:25 am

Don't consolidate all if you have a Veeam working snapshot as you'll likely end up with the CID mismatch error:
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/micros ... Id=1007969

Delete the Veeam Working snapshot first, at a minimum.

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