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vDR Restore Failed

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Hi

Restore of my Exchange failed, using VDR.

Restore was of 3 disks - OS, Mailbox, Logs.

I only really needed to do Mailbox and Logs, OS was otherwise OK, but in my haste I ticked the whole lot.

Error log:

5/14/2011 11:34:05 PM: Restore using Saints Exchange
5/14/2011 11:34:05 PM: To volume Saints Exchange...
5/14/2011 11:34:05 PM: Restoring from /SCSI-0:1/, Session (5/14/2011 12:14:11 AM)
5/15/2011 12:56:11 AM: Performing full restore of disk "[Exchange Logs] Saints Exchange/Saints Exchange_1-flat.vmdk" using "Network"
5/15/2011 8:48:02 AM: File "Saints-MGMT.Saints.local/Saints HQ/host/esx1.saints.local/Resources/Saints Exchange/Saints Exchange-flat.vmdk": can't write, error -3952 ( write failed)
5/15/2011 2:58:52 PM: Performing full restore of disk "[Exchange MB] Saints Exchange/Saints Exchange_1-flat.vmdk" using "Network"
5/15/2011 2:58:53 PM: 1 task errors
5/15/2011 2:58:53 PM: Completed: 8 files, 422.7 GB
5/15/2011 2:58:53 PM: Performance: 468.0 MB/minute
5/15/2011 2:58:53 PM: Duration: 15:24:39 (00:00:08 idle/loading/preparing)

And

5/15/2011 2:58:54 PM: Restore using Saints Exchange copy
5/15/2011 2:58:54 PM: To volume Saints Exchange...
5/15/2011 2:58:54 PM: Restoring from /SCSI-0:1/, Session (5/14/2011 12:14:11 AM)
5/15/2011 2:59:00 PM: Can't initialize destination, error -3941 ( create snapshot failed)
5/15/2011 2:59:00 PM: Task incomplete

Looking at the logs it seems the Logs disk restored successfully.
Looking at the logs it seems the Mailbox disk restored successfully.
THe OS disk failed due to insufficient space.

The VM wont start due to insufficient space. I have created a new Datastore with a larger allocation of space and I am now transferring the OS disk to the new Datastore.

Mailbox Datastore looks around the right size...Im hoping this works.

in the OS VMX file it says the disk in use is filename.vmdk. In the Datastore there are filename_1.vmdk and filename_2.vmdk also, both not quite as big as the filename.vmdk.

What are these? Why have I run out of space?

Does the restore -add- files to the Datastore as opposed to overwriting that is currently there?



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