Creating a convert to virtual disk job
|Article:HOWTO13619|||||Created: 2008-01-05|||||Updated: 2013-10-17|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13619|
You can create a schedule to convert the most recent recovery points and incremental recovery points of multiple managed computers. You can convert recovery points to VMware Virtual Disk format or Microsoft Virtual Disk format. You can also convert recovery points directly to a VMware ESX Server.
Be aware that each time the job runs, the new virtual disk file that is created replaces the previous virtual disk file.
To create a convert to virtual disk job
If you define a conversion job for two or more computers, click All mounted drives on selected computers to convert the latest recovery points of all drives that exist on the selected computers (excludes hidden and unmounted drives).
Sometimes a selected drive letter is not available for recovery point conversion on a particular client computer. The drive has either been deleted or the entire hard disk has been removed from the client computer since Backup Exec System Recovery was installed. In such cases, when the recovery point is converted, it does not include the drive.
The virtual disk files are transferred to an ESX server through a secure shell (SSH) and secure file transfer protocol (SFTP). You might need to change the settings on the ESX server. For more information, see your ESX server documentation.
The folder that you select must be different than the upload location folder.
You should avoid storing virtual disk files on the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server. As the number or size of virtual disks grows, you have less disk space available for regular server use. When you save virtual disk files to a separate drive or a network location it eliminates this problem.
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