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VMDK File restores using Veeam - Side-by-side access

Posted by Rob Daniels on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 @ 04:27 PM
Veeam is a pretty awesome tool for doing full VM and file-level backups of VMware vSphere VMs. Every once in a while, however, you might try to do a restore that is a bit out of the ordinary. One such scenario is when you want to do a full restore of the VMDK files (descriptor and flat) and then mounting the drive alongside the original disk on the original virtual machine. You might want to do this so you can compare files between the current copy and the restored VMDK. When you attempt to mount the restored VMDK, you will run into the following message upon reconfiguring the VM:
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Topics: Veeam, Virtual Machines

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