VMDK disks added to a B&R proxy

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VMDK disks added to a B&R proxy

Veeam Logoby marius roma » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:17 pm

I have some Windows server 2008 R2 VMs used as Veeam B&R 9.0 proxyies.
They were created with a single .VMDK disk.
Now I see they have more additional .VMDK disks.
I can remove the disks belonging to other VMs.
Can I remove the .VMDK disks associated with .VMDK files in the same folder as the proxy VM and delete the .VMDK files?
From Windows I see they are seen as offline hard disks.
What can I do in order to avoid re-creating them?
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Re: VMDK disks added to a B&R proxy

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:02 pm

Hi Mario,

marius roma wrote:Can I remove the .VMDK disks associated with .VMDK files in the same folder as the proxy VM and delete the .VMDK files?

I would not recommend deleting anything manually. If you've removed VMDKs belonging to other VMs from that proxy, then no extra files should be seen in the proxy VM folder. Can you run this and this report to see if these disks are actually used?

marius roma wrote:From Windows I see they are seen as offline hard disks.
What can I do in order to avoid re-creating them?

Not sure I understand what would you like to re-create. All you need to do here, is to de-attach disks from other VMs, clean up the folder and then open a ticket to understand why virtual disks from other VMs are not removed from the proxy configuration after running a backup job in a hotadd mode.

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