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VMware Data Recovery (Backup appliance) resources

Migrating restore points from VMware Data Recovery to vSphere Data Protection

This article provides instructions on using the vSphere Data Protection (VDP) data migration tool to move restore points from VMware Data Recovery (VDR) to VDP.

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BC6701-VMware Data Recovery - All You Need to Know! - YouTube 61:26

Free Videos TrainingBC6701-VMware Data Recovery - All You Need to Know!

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Fun and Games with VDR and Snapshots

One of the smaller improvements in vSphere 5 was the introduction of the "Virtual machine disks consolidation is needed" configuration alert if vSphere determines that there are orphaned snapshots for a given VM.

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Synchronizing the VDR appliance with an NTP server #vmware

NTPD is stopped by default in a VDR appliance.

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Using FLR feature of VMware Data Recovery 2.0

This is the first time I had to use this File Level Restore (FLR) feature since I use VMware Data Recovery 2.0 on site. So I thought it could be a good idea to share the steps needed to make it going. First of all know that there are two File Level Restor ...
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VDR backup job to Windows 2012 DeDupe volume

Following the example of Chris Henley on Veeam's blog, as well as Charles Clark's video, I tested a configuration where VMWare Data Recovery uses a Windows 2012 deduplicated volume as backup repository.

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VMware Data Recovery - Everything You Need To Know (BCO1432)

This session is a technical deep dive on VMware Data Recovery (vDR). Details include what vDR is, what is new with vDR 2.0, how vDR is deployed/installed/configured, technical details on how it works and recommendations for successful backup and recovery ...
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Disabling VMTools VSS to resolve VDR Errors

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vDR Complete a Restore Rehearsal from Last Backup

Restore Rehearsal from Last Backup creates a new virtual machine from the most recent backup of the selected virtual machine. Complete a Restore Rehearsal from Last Backup to confirm that a virtual machine is being backed up as expected and that a success ...
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Configure Email Reporting–VDR

Information about Data Recovery operations can be emailed to specified users. This can be used to receive current information about the health of the Data Recovery system without having to connect to the Data Recovery appliance.

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Mark Restore Points for Removal or Locking–VDR

Backup job settings can be overridden so restore points are either kept by locking them or removed by marking them for deletion.

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How to Extend a Disk–VDR

To make more space available, disks can be extended. But extending a disk requires that there be a disk available with free space to accommodate the extension.

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How to Install the Client Plug-in–VDR

Install the client plug-in on a computer that will be used to manage Data Recovery. You must install the client before you can manage VMware Data Recovery. This is needed to be installed on every remote client used for

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Excessive traffic between VDR and vCenter Server when communicating over WAN

VMware Data Recovery (VDR) 2.0 appliance generates a lot of network traffic to vCenter Server while communicating over WAN This issue occurs even when no virtual machine backups are being performed The network traffic per day exceeds several GBs ...
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VMware Data Recovery – Could not connect to Data Recovery on the appliance

A colleague got some trouble connecting with the VMware Data Recovery appliance, received this warning: Error: Could not connect to the Data Recovery on the appliance Please make sure the Data Recovery appliance is powered on. If the problem persists, ...
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VMware Data Recovery: The Unmount operation failed because the Destination may be in use

The Unmount operation failed because the Destination may be in use. Please try again later

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VDR How to Install the Backup Appliance

Install the backup appliance on ESX/ESXi 4.0 Update 2 or later so Data Recovery can complete backup tasks. You use the vSphere Client to deploy the backup appliance.

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Installing VMware Data Recovery (VDR) 2.0

As with the VMware Data Recovery 1.2.1 installation post I wrote a while back, there isn’t going to be anything special about a pure vanilla install of VMware’s Data Recovery backup solution for SMB sized organizations that need an easy to use backup solu ...
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