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Can I rename .mrt and .rct files? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I would like to rename the Virtual Disk file on some of our VMs ... we are using Nakivo for backups, so the .rct and .mrt files are present for each .vhd(x) disk file on the VMs that we are backing up.

    I know how to rename a .vhd(x) file ... by shutting down the VM, physically renaming the file, reassigning the VM's disk to the new filename, then restarting the VM.

    My question is -- what do I do about the .mrt and .rct file that accompany the .vhd(x) file?   Do I just manually rename those as well?  Or do I have to delete them somehow before renaming the disk file?  Or is there a utility that takes care of all this?

    I could not find documentation anywhere that talks about this. If there is doc I would appreciate a pointer to it ... otherwise if there is a best practice for doing this then please explain :)

    Thanks.  John

    Sunday, July 26, 2020 2:46 AM

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  • Hi JKowtko,

    The RCT and MRT files are used to recover from your backups. As per my understanding, it won't work if you rename the mrt and rct files as the previous backup won't recognize them. You may have to change the name of vhdx back before recovering. 

    Best Regards,

    Ian Xue


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    Tuesday, July 28, 2020 9:01 AM