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Will RAW disk put any impact if I take virtual machine backup ?

Created: 18 Dec 2013 | 7 comments

Backupexec2012

windows 2008r2

The virtual machine also have four raw disks means the disks are directly droping from SAN to virtual machine. So my question is the disks are transparent for be2012. means the be2012 can easily backup to those virtual machine

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pkh's picture

Physical mode RDM disks are not supported.  To backup these VM's, you would have to back them up as if they are physical machines.  See this document

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH187819

For virtual mode RDM, there are some limitations.  See this document

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH159255

Allen John's picture

Any work around ? through which I can take complete VM backup.

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Allen John's picture

What if I can take the Bare metal backup for that VM ?

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pkh's picture

Yes. You can use SDR to restore the VM.

Allen John's picture

Is it possible that I can take VM backup (via VMware agent) and exclude the RDM disk ? then I create another policy and take backup of RDM disk via flat file policy.  possible ?

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pkh's picture

No.  There is no way to exclude the RDM disks.