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How to backup/restore(export/import) the Oracle Linux VM snapshot on vSphere 5.5

Posted on 2014-11-12
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Greeting,
I have VM and VCenter backup to tape daily. But when I restored the the VM by ArcServe backup, it deleted all the snapshots of that VM and the ASM instance wouldn't start. I am wondering if there is anyway to export the snapshots of VM and import back later on vSphere 5.5

Thanks in advance.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Snapshots are not backups, they are child disks of the parent, which contain the changes, that have occured since the snapshot was activated.

Operating Virtual Disk = Parent VMDK + Child (snapshot) VMDK

sometimes, if you have the snapshot, it is possible to "join" a parent and child together, but the results, can end up with a successful working disk, or it will be corrupted.

and this is completely un-supported.

see my EE Article

HOW TO: VMware Snapshots :- Be Patient
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