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How to manually remove restore points from a VMware Replica

Purpose

This article documents how to remove restore points from a VMware replica.
 
Note: The replica must be in a state where the latest run was successful, the job is not currently running, and failover is not currently active.

Solution

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Remove old restore points (Manually enforcing retention)
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1. Manage snapshots for the Replica
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2. Select the oldest snapshot and delete it.
Repeat this step removing always the oldest snapshot until you have number of restore points desired.
Warning: Never remove the two snapshots above the “You are here”. Doing so resets the replica and forces it to perform “Calculating digests” for each hard disk, which is a lengthy process.
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3. Within Veeam Backup & Replication right-click Replicas, and select “Rescan replicas”
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4. Run the job as usual.

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Remove recent restore points
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5. Manage snapshots for the Replica
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6. Select the snapshot prior to those you’d like to remove, then click “Revert to”.
Example: Removing all restore points created on the 12th.
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7. After the revert completes, and the “You are here” moves to below the selected snapshot, select each of the restore points below the “You are here” and delete them.
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8. Within Veeam Backup & Replication right-click Replicas, and select “Rescan replicas”
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9. Run the job as usual.
KB ID:
1987
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
8.x
Published:
2015-01-14
Last Modified:
2020-08-13
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