VDR – VMware Data Recovery, fixing damaged restore poins.
VDR is a part of vSphere Essentials PLUS and above versions (except standard) and it's a virtual appliance which helps you to protect your Virtual Machines running under VMware vSphere 4.x by using deduplication and CBT. It's a simple backup solution with no e-mail reporting (yet), but which does it's job and protecting your VMs. The solution can protect up to 100 VMs, cannot backup FT enabled VMs, RDM in physical mode not supportedVMs. And you can backup 8 VM at the same time. (per appliance).
You might run into situation, where you'll need to fix damaged restore points. You backup stopped executing since some time, and you're having an errors like in the screenshot below, and when digging a bit more you'll find a restore points marked in red color (as damaged)
In fact, to see the restore points marked as red you must go to the Restore TAB and expand all restore points to see the bad ones.
You must fix that otherwise the backups won't works. I have been experiencing this issue recently in one of our backup site. You're having Integrity check errors with the destinations datastores locked.
So how to fix this issue?
01. First, have a look that there are no backups or integrity checks running.
02. Log in to the Data Recovery appliance with the credentials:
03. Log in to the Data Recovery UI (vSphere Client) and use these steps to clean up the damaged restore points:
04. Go to the Data Recovery GUI > Restore TAB > Expand all restore points of all VMs >right click > mark for delete
05. Run a manual Integrity check to clear the restore points.
06. Verify the integrity check log (double-click on the Reports Events view) to see if it clear. If not, run the Integrity check again.
07. Restart the datarecovery daemon on the Data Recovery appliance:
service datarecovery restart
KB 1029296 – Running a manual integrity check on a VMware Data Recovery deduplication store
Find more at https://www.vmware.com/products/data-recovery
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