Recovery Points are not being stored in the Recovery Point or Configuration datastores
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Due to a change in behaviour in ESXi 5.0 the Configuration Datastore setting (called the Recovery Point Datastore in Protect 10.1 and earlier) only defines where the target VM's .VMX file is to be kept, whereas in ESX/ESXi 4.1 or earlier this setting also defines where the Recovery Point snapshots are to be held. For ESXi 5.0 (whether managed through a VC 5.0 server or not) the Recovery Point snapshots will be kept in the same datastore as the target disk/s.
The following VMWare KB article has more information as to why this change in behaviour happens:
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- Document ID:7005494
- Creation Date:27-APR-12
- Modified Date:27-APR-12
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