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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

VDP Not Backing Up Virtual Machine

On trying to backup a newly P2V converted Server 2003 machine, I found that VDP would allow me to create a backup job and initialise it, but wouldn't actually carry out any tasks and would flag up immediately as a failure.

To resolve this, I had to power off the VDP appliance, edit the settings and double the amount of memory VMware had published the machine at (increased memory from 4GB to 8GB).

Once this had been done, I powered the appliance back on and the new machine backed up successfully.

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