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Hello Experts - I am currently running ESX 6.0 across a WAN doing replication/DR with Veeam.  I am about to add a new site that will be running ESX 6.7.  Are there any compatibility issues between 6.0 and 6.7 that will cause problems with backing up and replicating VMs using Veeam between versions?
Running Veeam version 9 to backup VMware guests. However, how the veeam software count licence\ cost? By no.of guests backup?
Now using Veeam to backup Vmware guests, can Veeam restore particular files only in guest?
Hi all,
Friend of a friend dumped a laptop on me for repair. We are IT professionals, thats what we do in the evenings right?.

Anyway, any tips
Model Name                     Satellite Radius L40DW-C
Part Number                    PSLZDA-006002
OS - Win10 Home

Machine is running really slowly.  

I have done a chkdsk c: /r and drive is OK.

Windows is up to date.

I have managed to robocopy all his data off it, however Veeam errors almost immediately when i try to backup the entire disk or volume.

The event log shows 1000's of these
Event ID: 153
The IO operation at logical block address 0x3201cee for Disk 0 (PDO name: \Device\00000025) was retried.
Event ID: 154
The IO operation at logical block address 0x6fc4918 for Disk 0 (PDO name: \Device\00000025) failed due to a hardware error.

The IO operation at logical block address 0x5834400 for Disk 0 (PDO name: \Device\00000025) failed due to a hardware error.

Any tips on how to:
Run full hardware diagnostics on this model?
Same question to test the SSD?

Any other ideas?

Cheers for any tips.
Dear Experts, Can you suggest on this issue? We tried to convert a physical to virtual server using Veeam but got this when booting. I tried both BIOS and EFI option but it did not help?

OS: Window 2012R2, ESXi 6.5
Hi, i'm looking for a way to backup my virtual machines inside an ESXi 6.7 server to another ESXi server.  

I know I can Veeam or convert them over, but I was wanting to have it automaticaly run at night, like just the changed files, or even to a backup file on another server.  I wanted it to go to the same media so I don't end up with multiple of the same thing.

Thanks all.
I wanted to give a "least privilege rights" to a backup user on my Vmware center.
That username will be entered in my newly installed Veeam server.
So I created a user name _bkpsrv and give it AD group "Backup Operator"
Then I went on my esx, right click on it , select ADD PERMISSION
I selected "Backup Operators" and selected "VMware Consolidated Backup user" and pressed OK.

Veeam still don't accept to connect using it AND WORSE, now when I right click on my esxi, most options are grayout!

I want to build a backup server, windows 2019, that wont be on the domain and will have Veeam and pickup my VMware infrastructure: do a windows 2019 essential licence on it will do? It is half price and I guess it would.
may I know if the replication job for SQL server in process will impact on user access or not .

I am replicate about 5TB data over to remote site this will take about a week to finish .
I have a qnap storage that is connected to my server through iscsi
I have a veeam backup server,
I have synolgy ds connected to veeam as backup storage
how i can backup data that is on qnap iscsi  to my synolgy
VMWare host running ESXI 6.0 U3 on a DELL R740.

One of the basic Win2012 R2 server is not able to be backed up. When launching a backup task from Veeam, it fails with "operation not allowed in current state".  Looking at the VMWare host, this error appears to be passed through from an attempted Snapshot request.  See screens below.

We are running Daily, Monthly and Quarterly VEEAM backups of our environment of 15 VMs. I just learned from our MSP that all of the backups are incremental. Does this matter? I was under the assumption that the Daily backup was incremental, then on the seventh day the backup was a full backup. Perhaps that wouldn't make sense as a full backup may run for several days which would impact the daily incremental. Could someone shed some light?
I've two hypervisors with 20 + VM and I'm planing to purchase "Veeam Backup Essentials Enterprise 2 socket bundle".

How many licenses would be required ? 1 or 2 ?

I will be using only one backup server.

Azure Site Recovery / Zerto or Veeam?


Im investigating and testing replication of a test VM we have in azure and failing miserably.  Current production config:
  • Site to Site VPN from our on premise site(s) connected into UK South Azure region.  
  • address space.
  • All production resources (Domain controllers only so far) located here.
  • A test SQL server VM stored here and being replicated by ASR to UK West region.
  • dedicated ASR vnet used at the UKWest site.
  • A dedicated failover vnet also used for the failover replica.

I clearly must be missing something.  I have yet to failover, but understand that the replica VM can have the same IP address as before but its recommended that it doesn't (depending on the address space and subnet?

Also am i right in saying we must either add vnet peering between UK South and UK West?  A VPN connected to UK West should UK South go offline or just allow external WAN IP access?

There doesn't seem to be much simple standard information for ASR.  I was hoping this would be easy and simple.  Which leads me onto Zerto and Veeam (currently using), is anyone using this in an azure to azure setup?  If so any pointers over ASR?

I had this question after viewing how to truncate Exchange 2016 DAG DB transaction log..?.

We are considering implenting a DAG environment.

How does application aware backups using products such as veeam etc impact DAG members that utilise replay lag times and passive dag members?

eg - is there a chance of replay not being healthy if for example the backup job truncates logs but the copy was in a bad state?
Should i be backing up the passive node instead?
If i backup the passive node, what happens to the logs on the active, passive and replay lagged database copies?

All very confusing.
Hi All,

We currently have 2 * server 2008 domain controller. Both are backed up up nightly via Veeam. If we had a problem with one DC or indeed AD, what is the best practice to roll back to a previous working state. If for example one DC has a problem can I roll this one back and then AD etc will sync any changes made / discrepancies between the old data on the restored DC and any changes made during this time on the running DC. Is this a terrible idea?

Dear Experts, I could not start Veeam. It said that "SQL server is not available". We checked and started all of SQL and Veeam services but it did not help.

Can you please help? many thanks!
I'm setting up a veeam server, I have a DL380 Gen10 with 2x 10GB Nics. when setting up the networking side, do I configure a 1gb management  nic with a static IP and set the 2 x 10GB Nics to dhcp? what's the best way to configure.

Dear Experts
We have recently implemented veeam backup and replication solution, would like to set the best practice backup and retention policy for VM’s and files. Please suggest me to daily backups best way to rotate  and similarly weekly and monthly how many days retention to be set and rotate. please help me with best practice way to configure like first full backup and then daily incremental and weekly and monthy how to set please suggest the best backup policy and set the retention
HI all (Andrew), I was looking for a way to migrate a server from one ESXi server to another incrementally, I think.  

So I have a server that is like 2 T on a VMware server, I want to image it over, then be able to migrate it to another VMWare server, then be able to just migrate the changes over.  

Like if it's going to take a long time I can do it, then when we have a small window get people off the server, then zap over the changed files, shut off the old server boot up the new one and done.

I was trying to figure it out in Veeam, but got stuck.

Thanks all.

Im testing veeam backup for o365 and have jobs set to run tonight to save locally to repository c:\ on the veeam VM in azure.  Its backing up share point and exchange.

Ive followed lots of: but need guidance to  whats the best practice for backup repositories?  i.e. storage account in azure or VM or virtual NAS/SAN..?


We currently use Veeam and Veeam Copy Jobs to an Exagrid de-duplicating appliance.  Exagrid automatically sync's our data center backups to our remote office.  To supplement that, and to protect against a ransomware attack, we want cloud air-gapped backups.  We presently use Veeam copy jobs to iLand for that purpose but it's not going well.

We are about to demo CommVault but I figured before doing so, maybe I should take a step back and ask for thoughts on:

CommVault vs. Zert0

The ONLY thing I like about Veeam copy jobs to a cloud provider is the provider's "insider protection" which basically is a cloud based "recycle bin" which even a malicious admin can't touch.

We don't enjoy the overly complex nature of hundreds of  Veeam backup jobs and copy jobs.  It's a nightmare to monitor and maintain.

CommVault sounds much simpler.

I don't know anything about Zert0 other than it offers granular restores to the minute which could be super handy during a ransomware attack (assuming they don't successfully attack our backups).

I suppose the air-gapped-ness depends on the destination provider for both CommVault and Zert0.

Do these solutions typically rely on things like Amazon's Object Lock / Compliance Mode / WORM (write-once-read-many)?

A big requirement is MFA in order to delete backup containers; my nightmare scenario is my laptop getting hijacked and/or my admin credentials getting compromised and ransomware hacker attacking my cloud backups too !!!


I have installed a QNAP TS-1283XU-RP server which backs up our virtual server using VEEAM and File servers using backup assist software.

This Qnap server is located on one of the COMS cabinet-1 that is away from the server room.

The switch in the Coms cabinet  is connected through a fibre optics cable connection  to the core switch in the server room.
The edge switch is 100/1 Gig switch

The Qnap server has 4x1GbE Lan ports . At the moment only one LAN port from the Qnap is connected  to the switch and on this LAN card gui network speed says 1Gbps.

If I connect another LAN port of the Qnap to the switch , will the data transfer speed increase ?

Please suggest and any help will be great
Veeam Backup 9.5 U4

Hello iam testing the new version ifrom Veeam Backup 9.5  want backup and restore singel vmware 6.7  hosts that work well but how veeam work? i dont fund a agent on the vm after backup.

So i plan to make vm default images so i need to deploy a veeam agent for backup in my  tamplate?

Thanks for Help

I have purchased a Qnap server QNAP TS-1283XU-RP 12 Bay  with 96TB (12 x 8TB Seagate EXOS enterprise class SATA HDD 7200RPM)

We are using VMware  and I would like to use this for onsite backup, for backing up our Virtual servers using Veeam backup and backing up user files using BackupAssist software with  this Qnap server as a backup target.

Please let me know the Raid type that i need to set up.
On this Qnap server , It gives me the Raid option of Raid5, Raid 6, Raid10

For Raid 5 With 1 hotspare, it gives a usable space of 72TB
For Raid 6 With 1 hotspare, it gives a usable space of 65TB

I dont want to go for Raid 10  and it ask for 2 spare and the usable space is only  36TB

I am not very keen on the performance of the qnap and it is only for the Veeam Back up target and File server Backup target.

Please suggest , the suitable Raid ( RAID5 or RAID6) that i can set up and your help much appreciated.







Veeam® has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. Veeam develops backup, disaster recovery and virtualization management software for VMware and Hyper-V virtual environments. The company focuses on products that help with virtualized workloads, reduce downtime, and ensure the system Availability required by service-level agreements.