Virtual B&R server - "Reconfiguring virtual machine"

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Virtual B&R server - "Reconfiguring virtual machine"

Veeam Logoby Trin » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:15 pm

I've recently set up a new B&R 9.5 server as a VM, which is also backing up our other VMs, and although it seems to be working fine, there do appear to be a lot of tasks in vSphere, during the backup job, relating to "Reconfiguring virtual machine" for the B&R server.

The server has 8 cores on 2 sockets, 16GB RAM and the job is running compression: "Optimal", optimization: "LAN target" (to a NAS over 1GbE link), 4 tasks at once.

It seems as though every time the backup job completes the process of backing up one of the other VMs, the B&R server needs to be reconfigured.

The question is; what exactly is being reconfigured, on the B&R server, after each VM has been backed up?

Many thanks
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Re: Virtual B&R server - "Reconfiguring virtual machine"

Veeam Logoby Andreas Neufert » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:02 pm

This is because Virtual Appliance (HotAdd) backup mode is used. With that backup mode we create a VM snapshot and hotadd the VM disk to the Backup Server (Proxy), then perform backup and delete the hotadd.
Whenever Veeam add or remove the disk (hotadd processing) from the VM object of the B&R Server, you see the "Reconfiguring virtual machine" message in VMware. This message can be ignored as it is the way VMware HotAdd Backup works.

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... tml?ver=95
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