vmware: Restore veeam backup file to new esx server
Posted on 2012-12-31
I had a vmware server crash due to a broken raid 5 array. I have 3 successful backups using veaam backup free edition. I built a new server with esx4.1.0 which is the same as my old server. I also gave it the same IP address, but have the datastores set up differently now with 4mb blocks instead of 1 mb. The files restores without issue, but when I try to start the vm I get the following error:
Reason: The parent virtual disk has been modified since the child was created.
Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/50d0d2dd-ef284cf8-4f2b-001ec9df7e7c/PIPELINE 2008/PIPELINE 2008-000003.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.
I also tried making a clone of the vm by copting the directory to a new directory and adding to the inventory. Everything added fine but I get the same error with the new directory info.
I have 3 successful backups and they have the same result. I read somewhere about a CID mismatch but I dont know the best way to fix it. Please Help!