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unmount VeeamBackup NFS Datastore in vCenter

Post by dinger76 » Nov 09, 2011 8:22 am

Hi,

We've been experiencing a couple of issues recently with one of our hosts showing up as 'Not Responding' in vCenter. We've currently working through the issue with VMware support but one of the items they mentioned that could be an issue is with storage problems.
Further investigation has shown one of our hosts losing connection to the 'VeeamBackup' nfs datastores used by Instant Recovery. The connection is restored again, sometimes within a couple of seconds and sometimes within a few minutes.

To avoid the investigations focusing on the VeeamBackup datastores, I wondered if it is okay to remove the VeeamBackup datastores from vCenter, and what the best method would be to do this?

Thanks in advance for any assistance with this.

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Re: VeeamBackup NFS Datastore in vCenter

Post by Vitaliy S. » Nov 09, 2011 8:56 am

Hi Chris,

Yes, you can unmount Veeam B&R NFS datastores from the hosts via vSphere Client, but this datastore will be mounted again when you start an instant recovery task etc.

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[MERGED] Instant recovery testing, NFS store

Post by mephisto » Jun 10, 2013 9:36 am

Gent's

I'm testing the instant restore and noticed sometimes when I finish the session the NFS store keeps mounted on my ESXi host, even if I restart veeam server it always comes back up. There is no instant restore job open or anything so I was wondering what could be the problem, if there is a way to manually unmount this NFS store on Veeam so my ESXI host doesn't keep picking it up.

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Re: Instant recovery testing, NFS store

Post by chrisdearden » Jun 10, 2013 9:52 am

I believe this is by design - it will make subsequent restores faster. You can unmount it from the VI client if you really want to but you dont have to.

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Re: VeeamBackup NFS Datastore in vCenter

Post by foggy » Jun 10, 2013 10:27 am

Chris is spot on, vPower NFS datastore is left mounted to the host in order to save time on mounting it again during the next vPower task.

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[MERGED] Using vpower and instant recovery

Post by Miguel capa4 » Nov 06, 2013 3:00 am

Hi
I enabled the option of vPower NFS Server in Veeam Backup&Recovery 7.0
I made a backup and i run a job of instant recovery, then this creates a datastore in vmware, after of migrate the machine that previously deployed with the instant recovery, the datastore that was created, do not erased it automatically, this is normal?
The datastore that created the instant recovery always be there?

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Re: VeeamBackup NFS Datastore in vCenter

Post by foggy » Nov 06, 2013 5:24 am 1 person likes this post

Miguel, yes, this is expected. Please refer to the topic above for details. Thanks.

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[MERGED] Feature Request: Auto unmount vPower NFS datastore

Post by jdavidson_waters » Nov 18, 2014 5:43 pm

After using vPower NFS functionality (Surebackup, Instant VM Recovery, etc) the NFS datastore always remains mounted to the ESX host. I understand that this is by design, probably because having to mount the NFS datastore each time would add some time to the process.

However, it would still be useful to have the option as a tickbox somewhere in the interface that said "unmount NFS datastore when process is terminated" or similar.

If the server is rebooted that is serving the NFS datastore then you will receive a vCenter alert regarding "lost access to datastore" which can send some IT admins into panic.
Admittedly, changes could be made to vCenter alerting to ensure this alert wasnt generated for the NFS datastore but I still think it would be cleaner to have the option to cleanly unmount the datastore when you're no longer using it.
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[MERGED] Persistent VeeamBackup NFS mount ?

Post by AGS » Nov 27, 2014 9:57 am

Hi,
I see that a NFS share is mounted on 3 of 4 ESXi servers of my cluster.
It points to my Veeam server /VeeamBackup_xx.xx.xx.xx folder.
There is no running backup.
Why is this NFS share still mounted ? and why not mounted on all ESXi ?
Should I open a support case ?

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Re: unmount VeeamBackup NFS Datastore in vCenter

Post by Vitaliy S. » Nov 27, 2014 10:02 am

This datastore is mounted on all hosts where you've targeted SureBackup/Instant VM Recovery jobs to. No need to open a support case, as this is expected behavior. Please look through this thread for more info.

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Re: unmount VeeamBackup NFS Datastore in vCenter

Post by AGS » Nov 27, 2014 10:08 am

Thanks but I wonder if I can unmount it if it contains a .vSphere-HA folder ?

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Re: unmount VeeamBackup NFS Datastore in vCenter

Post by Vitaliy S. » Nov 27, 2014 10:22 am

You can unmount these datastores, no worries.

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Re: unmount VeeamBackup NFS Datastore in vCenter

Post by dellock6 » Nov 27, 2014 2:05 pm

That folder exists because vSphere HA and its datastore heartbeat is selecting automatically at least 3 datastores to saved those data. Upon unmounting the vPower NFS, HA will simply pick another datastore.
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