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The self-healing process verifies Backup Repository integrity and automatically repairs errors wherever possible. Namely, the process performs the following tasks:

  • Verifies that the data blocks of each recovery point are present in the Backup Repository.
  • Cleans up “in progress” blocks of data from failed/crashed backup job runs that did not have a proper cleanup.
  • Verifies and repairs Backup Repository metadata so that it correctly describes available data.
  • Restores the consistent state of the Backup Repository to enable subsequent backup jobs.

Before the self-healing process begins, the Backup Repository is detached from the product to keep data in a consistent state. Jobs that back up VMs to such Backup Repository will fail while the self-healing process is in progress.

Refer to the following topics to learn more:

Starting the Self-Healing Process

To run the Backup Repository self-healing, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the main menu of NAKIVO Backup & Replication and click Settings.
  2. Go to the Repositories tab and choose a Backup Repository.
  3. In the title of the Backup Repository, click Manage and then click Run repository self-healing.



  4. In the dialog box that appears, click Start.

 The self-healing process is started.

Stopping the Self-Healing Process

You can stop the self-healing process at any time (for example, to run a recovery job, move your Backup Repository to a new location, or put your backup storage on maintenance).

To stop the self-healing process, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the main menu of NAKIVO Backup & Replication and click Settings.
  2. Go to the Repositories tab and choose a Backup Repository.
  3. In the title of the Backup Repository, click Manage and then click Stop repository self-healing.


The self-healing process is stopped.

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