vSphere Replication Seeding

Hello Experts!
 
Basically the standard way to do a seed is to power down the VM at the source site make a copy of it and then taking it over to the DR site putting it on a datastore and point the source site VM replication instance to the seed.
 
My question is instead of this cant you just use a VDP/Veeam backup restore it at the target site, itll be a bit out of date and point vSphere replication to that?
 
I am taking its probably not possible, as I am sure it would have been on the internet somewhere, if not I am curious as to why not?

Cheers
 
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compdigit44Commented:
I do not see why this would not work. If you restore the VM from a image ( whole VM restored ) the replication would pick up the changes since the backup..

Have you tested it?
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piedthepiperAuthor Commented:
Well I have discovered that vSphere replication uses the UUID of the vdmk, to verify that it machines the source machine.

This is changed during a back/restore.

Veeam replication doesn't have this issue as veeam is happy to use one of its backups as a seed, the only way I can see getting round it with vsphere is to manually edit the UUID at the destination, which is a labour intensive job!
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compdigit44Commented:
Interesting information... The only way  I know to edit the UUID is by the VMX file for each VM which is not practically not to mention I am not sure if VMware office supports doing this or not.
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piedthepiperAuthor Commented:
Yeah its not supported by vmware, they only support powering the VM down first!
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piedthepiperAuthor Commented:
found it in the vmware guide
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