I am trying to test the restore a backup of a machine. I am chaning the name of the server. (ie, the backup name is MRINT, but I am changing it to MRINT-TEST.
The restore fails and I get this error: Incompatible device backing specified for device '1'.
BTW - I am running Data Recovery v126.96.36.1992 Build 176771.
I have a response from VMWare regarding the error: "Incompatible device backing specified for device '1'"
Except from an VMWare Support Tech's e-mail:
Does our test VM have a CDRom device attached to it? I found a bug where this failure can happen when trying to restore the CDRom device connection, rather than the Virtual Harddisk VMDK file / backing spec. Can you Edit Settings and change the Cdrom to "Client Device", run a backup, and run a restore of it?
If this is the case, a somewhat cumbersome workaround is as follows; this will restore the VMDK disks to a different pre-existing VM.
1. Create a new VM with no disks.
+ 2. In VDR Plugin, select the VM you wish to restore.+
+ 3. In the Restore Wizard select "Show Existing Inventory" and find the VM created in step 1.+
+ 4. Drag the disks from the VM you want to restore to the VM created in step 1.+
+ 5. Restore.+
I'm following up with the bug to see where we are and if this matches.
I changed the CD/DVD Drive 1 = Client Device. I performed a backup and then was able to successfully do a restore.
I also try the "workaround", and I was able to restore a VMDK to a different pre-existing VM. It's clunky...but - that worked, also.
We have a similar error: vmware data recovery incompatible device backing specified for device "2". (notice the 2 instead of 1)
There was no CD attached at the moment of backup.
We are using Backup Appliance Version 188.8.131.522