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  • Remove Windows Server Backup dedicated local disk

    Hi,

    We used to use Windows Server Backup to perform backups on our file server, but we are now using a separate software. The backup destination is a dedicated local drive (a vDisk - VMWare). How do I proceed to avoid downtime? Here is the plan I tought of:
    1. Stop backup (already done)
    2. In the disk management section of server manager, right-click on the disk, then Offline
    3. Remove the virtual disk from the VM in the VM settings
    4. Delete the virtual disk from the datastore (could be done in previous item)


    Am I forgetting something? Thanks,

  • #2
    Re: Remove Windows Server Backup dedicated local disk

    Let me shorten the list for you:

    1. Stop backup (already done)

    3. Remove the virtual disk from the VM in the VM settings

    4. Delete the virtual disk from the datastore (could be done in previous item)

    Windows will take care of item 2 without your intervention.

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    • #3
      Re: Remove Windows Server Backup dedicated local disk

      Isn't it safer to put it offline before removing it from the VM? It's a simple step, I really don't mind doing it.

      Thanks,

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      • #4
        Re: Remove Windows Server Backup dedicated local disk

        I wouldn't say it's safer. Taking it offline doesn't remove it from Windows, it just takes it offline. If it's not in use I don't see much difference between the two methods. That being said, if you feel more comfortable taking it offline first, then do that.

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        • #5
          Re: Remove Windows Server Backup dedicated local disk

          Hi,

          I did put it offline first and all went well. Thanks!

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