Redirected restore of a VMWare virtual machine, restores the VMDK as well as links to the original VMDK's swap file.

Article:TECH210481  |  Created: 2013-09-11  |  Updated: 2013-09-11  |  Article URL
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When redirecting the restore of a VMDK, the VMDK gets restored to the new location and the new VM is also linked to the original VM's swap file.


Backup Exec 2010 R3 SP3

ESXi 4.1, 5.0


This issue is currently under investigation.



Restore the VMDK to a file location and manually move it to the datastore.


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