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Migrating Veeam to a new Windows domain

Good morning,

I switched to a new Windows domain last night and things went fairly smoothly.  The only remaining issue is the Veeam B&R server, where it refers to the old domain.  I tried to add a new VMWare vSphere infrastructure entry and hit a snag.  The login failed.  I'm not sure if this is an issue with Veeam or with vCenter server, or something else.

Running vCenter Server 6.7 and Veeam B&R 9.5.

Any suggestions?



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Ben Conner

8/22/2022 - Mon
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

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Ben Conner

Ah.  I thought it was to log in to the Windows server, not the vSphere Center server.  I don't have that configured yet to use the Windows domain for logins.  

Using a vCenter server account worked fine.

It looks like both the old and new entries have the same VMs under them.  Is it safe now to remove the obsoleted domain entry?


Sebastian Talmon

If you move to a new vCenter, all VMs will get new IDs - and you have to reconfigure all your backup jobs.

Although your jobs list the VMs with their name, all entries reference the old vCenter and VM ID

Veeam also have a Migration Utility to assist you with that:
Sebastian Talmon

I would recommend that you continue to use local vCenter accounts for your connection to vCenter, so backup/restore is still possible if your domain controllers are down (maybe add a veeam@vsphere.local account with admin permissions so you can differentiate your own tasks from Veeam tasks in the recent tasks/events)
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Ben Conner

Thanks, Sebastian.  Good idea.  That's what I went to after Andrew's comment.  Once it works I tend not to change it without good reason.