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marki Contributor.
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VMFS6: no File Level Restore (FLR)

Hello,

VMX 7.0.1 gives me the following warning when it sees a VMFS6 datastore:

"You are Backing Up one or more Virtal Machines that are located on a VMFS6 Datastore.
You wil not be able to do File Level Restore (FLR). We recommend you to do an Incremental Backup."

Can someone shed some light on this? Notably:
1) Why is that? (What is the big difference between VMFS5 and 6 in that regard?)
2) Does it mean that performing incremental backups restores the ability to perform FLR?

Please advise.

Thanks.

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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Re: VMFS6: no File Level Restore (FLR)

VM Explorer does not support "File Level Restore" for VMFS6.

I have added and idea to "idea exchange", please vote for it:
https://community.softwaregrp.com/t5/Data-Protector-Idea-Exchange/VM-Explorer-should-support-quot-File-Level-Restore-quot-for/idi-p/1686059

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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Re: VMFS6: no File Level Restore (FLR)

Doing an incremental backup is a general recommentation, that is independet from FLR.
It looks like the error message is phrased poorly.

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