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We are getting the error when we are trying to backup vm's with veeam :


Server1  - attempting to back it up using Veeam, getting error "9/11/2014 2:20:13 PM :: Error: Client error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[ds_usse_infra2_07] OL6u4_v2/OL6u4_v2-US.vmdk] ( is read-only mode - [true] )
Failed to open VMDK.
Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [10.221.1.66];Port: 443;Login: [****];VMX Spec: [moref=vm-11891];Snapshot mor: [snapshot-17229];Transports: [nbd];Read Only: [true]] failed because of the following errors"

any ideas ?
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by:c_hockland
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i dont have any other logs at this time.
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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IS this VM is has IDE disk ?

There is kb available on the VEEM site, check this is cause for backing up server

http://www.veeam.com/kb1100
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by:Tim Edwards
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If you are using virtual IDE disk they are not supported:

http://www.veeam.com/kb1100

This article has a few more useful things to check:

http://forums.veeam.com/veeam-backup-replication-f2/failed-to-open-vddk-disk-is-read-only-mode-t5905.html

Did this just start happening, what type of servers are you trying to backup?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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So, you've found the issue, IDE disk, not supported by Veeam. So you need to check if your disk is IDE.....

But no-one, is telling you want to do if you want to backup....

So now you will need to convert the IDE disk to SCSI, see this VMware KB

it's worth noting, SCSI disks are better, because they are faster, perform better, and also supported re-sizing, e.g. increasing which IDE do not.

Converting a virtual IDE disk to a virtual SCSI disk (1016192)
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