I am trying to do a SFR. Although it worked fine when I tried it first I cannot get it to go anymore.
I have a backup of a datastore. This datastore contains a VM to which I want to restore a file.
I enter my source and destination to be the same VM and I specified limited SS and Selfservice on different occassions.
I clear my config, load the new one and select my VM.
I mount my backup and I get error that it failed to mount disk <> in backup <>. It says there was error mounting on the ESX server.
I cannot see anything in my vsphere client.
However, I can mount the same backup just fine by going into restore\backup\mount.
Can you check these?
- RA only supports the first partition on a virtual disk. For other partitions, you have to manually
use the Disk Management or diskpart tool.
- RA only supports NTFS/FAT-formatted partitions on a disk.
- SMVI can't add new SCSI controllers to power on a destination VM. Therefore the number of
disks that can be attached to a VM are restricted by the available free slots on existing SCSI
controllers. A VM can have a maximum of 60 disks (15 slots on 4 SCSI controllers).
- The automount feature is by default enabled for Windows XP and Vista. Therefore on VMs
running these operating
Ms Das -
I've been enjoying tr3737 again today !
Thought you'd like to know your work is appreciated.
I hope this response has been helpful to you.
At your service,
Thanks Eugene. Let me know what I can change to make it more helpful. We are working on the TR 3737 update for VSC 2.0 so all feedback is welcome J
Quick update guys, the error was on my part.
I never realised you had to run the RA on the actual server you were wanting to do the restore to. I was running it from my PC. No the wonder it couldn't mount the backed up disks 😉
No Ra has to be on the destination VM. I was just suggesting that you could permanently assign 1 VM as a destination VM by installing RA on it. IT’s not a best practice or anything I was just recommending it sine then you do not have to install RA again and again on different VMs.