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Where did VeeamBackup datastore come from?

Post by kevinnaughton » Aug 23, 2012 8:23 pm

I have a fairly new setup of ESXi 5 with Veeam B&R 6.1U1. I've been running a couple backup jobs no problem. And I tested out SureBackup testing with a virtual lab. I'm not sure where it was created along the line, but I now have a couple of datastores showing up in ESX pointing toward my backup repository. I didn't even notice they were created until I started getting alerts from vCenter that it's below 25% free.

What created these datastores and what art they for?
Can I get rid of them?
If not, do I need to expand them?

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Re: Where did VeeamBackup datastore come from?

Post by Gostev » Aug 23, 2012 8:26 pm

You are probably talking about vPower NFS datastores. You can remove that at any time, they will be recreated automatically next time you are using any vPower-based functionality. Creating them programmatically takes some extra time, which is why we keep them for reusing in future (helps to make Instant VM Recovery more instant) :wink:

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Re: Where did VeeamBackup datastore come from?

Post by kevinnaughton » Aug 24, 2012 3:09 pm

Great, thanks for the quick reply. It's just annoying to get the alerts from vCenter that it's running out of space and I don't want to have to customize alerts just for them. I'll unmount them.

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[MERGED] Veeam created it's own Datastore?

Post by mensa » Oct 11, 2019 8:48 am

Hello,

in my vSphere I saw that there is a Datastore called "VeeamBackup_Veeam" since some time.
If I remember correctly that was not the case when I installed first time Veeam B&R.
Since when and why is Veeam B&R using it's own Datastore?

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Or do you think, that this is not used and I may delete it?

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Re: Veeam created it's own Datastore?

Post by wishr » Oct 11, 2019 9:02 am

Hi Mensa,

I'm merging your topic with existing thread - please take a look. More details here.

Thanks

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Re: Where did VeeamBackup datastore come from?

Post by mensa » Oct 11, 2019 12:04 pm

But I don't understand if I should/can remove it or should I let it as it is?

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Re: Where did VeeamBackup datastore come from?

Post by wishr » Oct 11, 2019 12:58 pm

It's up to you. Please refer to the comment by Gostev above.

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Re: Where did VeeamBackup datastore come from?

Post by mensa » Oct 11, 2019 2:17 pm

Ok, thank you. As the comment is already over 7 years old, I was not sure if that was still valid.

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Re: Where did VeeamBackup datastore come from?

Post by mensa » Oct 11, 2019 2:46 pm

To delete that datastore - is it enough to "Unmount" that datastore? Or there are any additional steps necessary?
I can't see it after "unmounting" it, so I am unsure if it is really gone now.

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Re: Where did VeeamBackup datastore come from?

Post by foggy » Oct 11, 2019 3:57 pm

It is enough to unmount, I would, however, note that leaving it mounted will save you some time on mounting it again during the next vPower-related task (e.g. Instant Recovery).

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