VMDKs at root of Datastore (vmWare ESXI 5.0/5.1)
we have a problem to backup VMs in our Cloud. We are using Citrix CloudPlatform running on vmWare ESXI 5.0/5.1 hypervisor. The major problem is, that Citrix CloudPlatform store some linked VMDKs of the VM on the root of the datastore.
Our Backup Exec 2012 Media Server can not backup the VMs.
This is the Error:
Sichern- VMVCB::\\10.90.2.11\VCGuestVm\(DC)REALCLOUD(DC)\vm\i-3-331-VMV-79-57344-38290 - Ein Versuch zum Überprüfen eines Datenspeicherpfads schlug fehl.
The linked parent of the disk '[RCBLNSAN02-VMCLP-Vol01] ROOT-331-381-000001.vmdk' is at the root of the datastore.
I know that Backup Exec can not backup VMDKs which are stored in the root. It is impossible to move the VMDKs into subfolder because Citrix CloudPlatform crashes.
The other option is to make a backup directly from the LUN. We have HP LeftHands P4500.
So is their a way to make backups directly of the LUNs?
Thanks and best regards