Veeam – More Than One Replica Candidate Found

Story Time!

The Problem!

So real quick one here. I edited a Replication job and changed it source form production to a backup dataset within the Veeam Replication Job settings. I went to run the replication job and was presented with an error I have no seen before…

I had an idea of what happened (I believe the original ESXi host might have been rebuilt) I’m not 100% sure, but just speculating. I was pretty sure the change I made on the job was not the source of the problem.

Since I wasn’t concerned about the target VM being re-created entirely I decided to go to Veeam’s Replica’s, and right clicked the target VM, and picked Delete from Disk… to my amazement the same error was presented…

Alright… kind of sucks, but here’s how I resolved it.

The Solution

Sadly I had to right click the Target VM under Veeams Replicas, and instead picked “Remove from Configuration”. What’s really annoying about this is it will remove the source VM from the replication job itself as well.

Why? Unno Veeams coding choices...

So after successfully removing the target VM from Veeam’s configuration, I manually deleted the target VM on the host ESXi host. Then I had to reconfigure the replication job and point it to the source VM again. Again if your interested in why that’s the case see the link above.

After that the job ran successfully. Hope this helps someone.

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