Peter_Channing
Contributor
Contributor

Virtual machines replicated with vSphere Replication cannot be restored using backup software

Does anyone have any information or direct experience of the events described in the following KB article:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=205192...

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mvalkanov
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi,

If I understand correctly, the scenario is:

1. VM is enabled for replication using vSphere Replication.

2. Backup software is used on the source VM.

3. When performing restore on the source VM using the backup software, it tries to change the size of some of the replicated disks.

4. vSphere Replication does not support changing the size of replicated disks. Replication needs to be unconfigured, then the disk resized and then replication configured again.

Peter,

which backup software are you using and does it change the size of the VM disks?

Regards,

Martin

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