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I use Symantec Netbackup for backup, this application includes a report that is able to tell me some information about the old backups such as the size of each backup job and when they will expire from the storage (when they will be automatically deleted).

Since I also use Veeam to backup VMs, I am looking VeeamoneReporter to find similar report that can report the same information but, it does not seem like I can find it.

Any Help will be very much appreciated.

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is it common when you use backup exec or veeam etc to also document your backup procedures for your virtual servers, or would any engineer with knowledge of common backup appliances be able to figure out the process relatively comfortably if no such documentation existed? what kind of things do you document to assist the knowledge of new engineers that they would not be able to glean from within the backup management software itself. and what kind of training is common when it comes to educating new engineers on the backup/restore process for virtual servers? e.g. from a management standpoint, what would you need to see in relation to training to have assurances new engineers understand the process from existing senior engineers.
I need some Exchange 2010 data for the TAX man which exist on an old Veeam backup. I have a replica of this server which, when fired up, but not networked, fails to let me start Exchange.

So I restored a database file (EDB) and using Veeam 9.5 explorer for Exchange and tried to mount it in Veeam explorer. I get this error "The specified file is not a valid Exchange database file"

Anyone know how I can extract this mailbox? (I no longer have the Exc 2010 server). Further info: The edb is sitting on a Synology Nas, not a windows server, could this be the problem?
I have a couple servers alerting to issues concerning VSS. Through further investigation I see volsnap errors as well.  I've never used VSS, as I've never had reason to so I'm not familiar with default behavior.  However, I've spent most of the morning trying to figure out why I'm getting these errors when one, I have local drives only (so no shares to deal with) and two, those local drives in the properties of "Configure Shadow Copies..." are disabled.  

I've looked many places and came across things like vssAdmin, DISKSHADOW, which in cases do show shadow copies and articles that suggest it's a backup software yet, the only thing I run is Veeam and this issue isn't occurring or all of my veeam clients being backed up. I checked my SANs and though some are running snapshots it's not directly related to my issue since two nodes in question are on SANs that don't run snapshots.

In one instance I can see that in the system volume there are some files that look like a vss snapshot based on size and date. The problem when I ran diskshadow delete the files were not removed from System Volume albeit the results of diskshadow delete all said they were removed. In the directory I have a file being created every 4 hours and no task to backup why that's happening and as I stated earlier VSS appears to be disabled.

Back to the event log...why would I have volsnap errors and VSS errors if VSS isn't set to run :-(

I'm driving blind here and need to resolve this. Help is …
We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 File Server with deduplication enabled.  Last week, our Veeam replication job for this server began taking very long (hourly job taking 2-3 hours to complete).  Our other file server with deduplication enabled is not experiencing this issue.

While investigating, the only difference that I found was that the server with the issue has a number of Dedup files that are sitting near the top of the Disk I/O listing (see attachment).  The files are being written to, but no dedup jobs are currently running.  These files are not listed in the Process Manager of the file server not experiencing the slow replication.

Is there a way to clear these files from the server, or am I looking at the wrong thing?
Hi, an Exchange server, has fairly low space and the problem was due to the transaction logs becoming very large in file size. We have attempted to reduce the size by having Veeam mange the logs with the application-aware image processing option enabled in the job. The Veeam backup completes without issue for all our VM's except the server running Exchange. Error logs below. Can take it up with Veeam support, but wondering if anyone had any ideas? To clarify. The Exchange server backs up with when the application-aware option is disabled.

CH-EXCH1      Error      11:08:21 PM      11:08:53 PM      0.0 KB      0.0 KB      0.0 KB      0:00:32       Unable to create snapshot (Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0) (mode: Veeam application-aware processing). Details: Writer 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer' is failed at 'VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT'. The writer experienced a transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error may not reoccur. --tr:Failed to verify writers state. --tr:Failed to create VSS snapshot. --tr:Failed to perform pre-backup tasks.
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Unable to allocate processing resources. Error: Writer 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer' is failed at 'VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT'. The writer experienced a transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error may not reoccur. --tr:Failed to verify writers state. --tr:Failed to create VSS snapshot. --tr:Failed to perform pre-backup tasks.

I have posted the question in the above link.

Now I need to give a picture of the data in the storage.

Full, Incremental,Incremental, Incremental.

Today if I need to run Synthetic Full... if I understand it will create another Incremental from The production (Not from the storage),  then I believe  it will create another copy of an existing full backup from the storage, then it will merge the recent incremental to the copy of the full backup that we have created...

is this the process? or am I misunderstanding how Synthetic Full back works ?

Thank you
Every so oftern I receive the error in VEEAM of:  "Timed out waiting for asynchronous device I/O completion."  Can anyone help me with this error.  I use VEEAM to backup up VM's and the destination device for the backups is a QNAP NAS in a building that is next to the office connected with a fiber.
I recently implemented veeam enterprise manager 9.5u2 in order to centralize customer backups and works great with the exception that the backup service on each veeam backup & replication server fails daily. i have to then terminate the backup manager from the task manager and then start the service again.
in event viewer doesnt say much of failures, simply states service failed.
what could possibly be causing the service to fail. it only started to fail after i added each veeam backup server to the enterprise manager.
Hi Experts,

Looking to find a free backup solution for Windows Vcenter 6.0 server. I was reading where Veeam has a free version but this is a physical server not a virtual.

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Hello Experts,

I have exchange 2013 environment with 3 mailboxes servers and 1 DAG that include several databases and it is being backed up everyday (Full Backup) using Symantec Backup Exec and i have no issue on it.

We are now testing new solution which is veam and they need install their agent on the exchange servers and schedule a backup job to be started after symantec finish for the sake of PoC!!

The ask is if we install the 2 solutions agents on the servers and scheduled 2 jobs that will take full backup from the databases, is that will harm the mailbox databases or what will happen with the logs?

Any clue on what issues i will face?
I am running trial of Veeam 9.5 and have a backup of a vm that i want to clone and have a duplicate copy so i can look at a few things.  I do not want to restore it.  I cant seem to find the option to make a Clone. I look under backup and replication.

Is it not possible to make a cloned of a back up in 9.5?
I have about 15 Windows 10 Workstations running Veeam buckups nightly.  Initially all backups ran without issue, and now more than half are failing.  

Below you will view errors on one workstation when trying to run a manual backup.  I have noticed the directory "C:\Program Files\Veeam\Endpoint Backup\metadata\VSS\WritersData\" seems to continually have permissions issues.  There always seems to have permissions problems with a subfolder within the \writersdata folder.  I right click on this folder, and try unchecking Read-Only, and Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files, and it always errors (Error applying attribute) on one or more subfolders.  When I try and open the subfolder I get Location is not available - Access is Denied.  If I try and change the permissions it states "Unable to display current owner", and changing owners does not work either.  

11/28/2017 12:42:42 PM :: Creating VSS snapshot Error: Failed to create snapshot: Backup job failed. Cannot create a shadow copy of the volumes containing writer's data. Cannot serialize VSS writers metadata. Cannot create an offline version of writers metadata. Cannot create folder [C:\Program Files\Veeam\Endpoint Backup\metadata\VSS\WritersData\{0bada1de-01a9-4625-8278-69e735f39dd2}\{f0086dda-9efc-47c5-8eb6-a944c3d09381}]. CreateDirectoryW(\\?\C:\Program Files\Veeam\Endpoint Backup\metadata\VSS\WritersData\{0bada1de-01a9-4625

11/28/2017 1:00:28 PM :: Creating VSS snapshot Error: Failed to create …
I am looking into veeam as a back up solution.  I have an 8 host cluster with 2 sockets each. 16 total.  with veeam being priced per socket, and needing enterprise plus, the $ will add up.  My question is how does it work if for this years budget we license 8 sockets and then next year the remaining.

How does this affect back up jobs. Will it only apply the license to a specific host or is this even possible.
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I have created several backups of Microsoft Surfaces running the Windows 10 Professional OS that I would like to restore to Lenovo T470 laptops.

These Microsoft Surfaces are running the Windows 10 Professional OS and are not running Windows 10 OEM software.

Does Veeam have any ways of restoring backup images to dissimilar hardware? I will gladly purchase new Windows 10 licenses to do this if necessary.
Is there any way of directly restoring a Windows 10 OS that has been backed up with the free version of Veeam as a virtual OS within Microsoft Hyper-V?

I need to examine some operating systems and would like to mount these Veeam backed up Windows 10 operating systems within Windows Hyper-V.

How can this be done?
My organization has been performing backups using the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows - Free Edition.

Now I am trying to perform a restore of a Windows 10 OS that was backed up using this version of Veeam.

When I boot from the recovery media and choose to Restore the "Entire computer" I get a message that says "Unable to auto-match disks, please use manual restore mode."

When I choose Manual restore (advanced) or select the "View automatically detected disk mapping" I get further errors.

I see that there are options to add drivers.

The laptop that was backed up and that I am now trying to restore is a Lenovo T470 20HD005GUS model laptop.

Please provide me with guides on how to properly perform these Veeam restores and how to load the correct drivers.

Performing these Veeam restores aren't as straight forward as I though they would be.

Here are these screenshots:

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Does the free version of Veeam backup software for Windows computers have any kind of central administration console?

My organization is currently using the free Version of the Veeam backup software. Veeam has been installed on the Server 2016 servers, Windows 10 client computers, and Windows 7 client computers.

While using the free version of the Veeam backup software is there any kind of central administration console that can be installed or used or the web or is this only available with the paid or commercial versions of Veeam?

If such central administration software is available please provide me with the URL addresses of where I can download it and learn more about it.
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Got a consolidation warning on a recent clone of a VM this afternoon.  No snapshots are defined; tried consolidating and it threw an error about a file lock.  I powered it down and tried it again.  Got a slightly different error (attached).  

Did have a Veeam replication fail earlier at about the same timeframe.  It locked up the Veeam server so I can't tell which VM it was on at the time.  Not sure if that is pertinent but it might be.

How do I diagnose this one?  vSphere 6.0 environment.


A server can be replicated on Veeam Backup and Replicaiton 9.0. Retry few times but get the same error. Any idea ?

While attempting to create the Veeam Recovery Media on Windows 7 computers I receive the message shown in the screenshot "Windows Recovery Environment (WnRE) component is missing. Specify the location of Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64 installation files (you may need to insert your Windows installation media). Alternatively, download and install Windows ADK.

Since I no longer have the Windows 7 installation media, what URL addresses can I use to download and install Windows ADK?

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I want to reconfigure our shadow copies so that they are stored on a separate disk as they are currently being stored on the same disk as all the shares are on.  We have had a few issues with performance such as opening files taking a long time.  I have noticed that the shadow copies were running on the default schedule, which I have amended to run at a more convenient time, but I wanted to follow the recommended procedure.

Is it possible to reconfigure without losing the previous shadow copies ?  We do a nightly back up of the file server using Veeam.

Dear all,
its my first post on the forum and hopefully i am posting on the right place.

On our Productions we have 3 ESXI 6.5.0 Update 1 (Build 6765664)
ESXI02 .
ESXI03 .
VEEAM1 server on ESXI02
VEEAM 2 Server on ESXI 03
We backup VMS are on ESXI01 on VEEAM ESXI02.
restore to ESXI01 from VEEAM1 works fine
Restore to ESXI03 from VEEAM1 is working fine
Restore to ESXI01 from from VEEAM 2 works fine,
Now we want to restore to ESXI02 using the VEEAM1 which is hosted on the ESXI02 its keeps erroring out.
11/1/2017 12:28:41 AM Error    Restore job failed Error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[SSD] PC001/PC01_0.vmdk] ( is read-only mode - [false] )
                               Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [];Port: 902;Login: [root];VMX Spec: [moref=4];Snapshot mor: [4-snapshot-2];Transports: [nbd];Read Only: [false]] failed because of the following errors:
                               Failed to open disk for write.
                               Failed to download disk.
                               Agent failed to process method {DataTransfer.SyncDisk}.
We have Contact VEEAM about this error but the issue appear to be a host configuration issue.
Can someone please point me to the right directions to get this fixed?







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