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Anyone knows this: I have installed "Veeam backup and replication free" (or is it called VeeamZip don't know) and I trying to figure out the difference between pressing the what seems a manual backup: button "VeeamZIP" and what seems fully schedulable backup "VM and File Copy".
I need my backups to be scheduled and I read of a script for that but if "VM and File Copy" is a real backup and it already comes with a build-in scheduling melanism: then I would use this.
I have been tasked to go back through a large number of our backups over the last year and pull all the files into one large searchable repository. We are a  Windows shop and we use Veeam for our backup solution.

My current plan is to do a "File Level Recovery" in Veeam. The great side effect of doing a file level recover in Veeam is you have a GUI to pull out individual files if you need to but it also mounts all the backed up VM's drives to the local server you are performing the recover on so you are then able to use whatever tool you want that works directly with a Windows folder structure.

Given I can mount the backup copy drives to another server and search through them using standard file explorer tools I am interested to know if anyone has recommendations on a pro-grade tool that can scan the backup drives and the file repository I am building and then copy anything over from the backup that is not already in the repository. That would also include copying over the same file that is already in the repository but maybe a newer version of the file but also keeping a copy of the older version.

That is the main part I am struggling with is how to handle dealing with multiple copies of the same file but that has been modified. I need a way to either keep the modified copy in a similar folder structure but in root folder structure and just label the root with the date it was restored from or just put it in the same folder structure/directory and just automatically …
We are using VEEAM Backup & Replication v9 to backup 2 X Windows server 2012r2 VMs on our VMWare 5.5 host.  The backup job has been running without a hitch for more than a year.  Over the last few days, the backup has been failing because one of the machines cannot be quiesced.  Checking the event logs on the VM shows a few errors as follows

Event ID 50:NTFS
Delayed Write Failed} Windows was unable to save all the data for the file . The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere.

Event ID 157:Disk
Disk 1 has been surprise removed.

Event ID 137:NTFS
The default transaction resource manager on volume \\?\Volume{0b861d7d-97fe-11e8-8117-000c29d9844f} encountered a non-retryable error and could not start.  The data contains the error code.

Event ID 58:Partmgr
The disk signature of disk 1 is equal to the disk signature of disk 0.

I have researched these errors and various sites and links have led me to look at the VSS writers, of which WIDSriter is in a non-retryable error state.  I have stopped relevant services, re-registered the writers and rebooted.  When I do this, WIDWriter is in a running state but after the next VEEAM backup attempt it reverts back to failed and the backup does not complete.

There is no Disk 1 attached to the machine so I can only surmise that this is being created on the fly during the Shadow Copy.

Any suggestions as to how to …
Hi guys, I have a question about PST archiving. If a user sends an email and archives that email immediately, will that email appear in message tracking logs ? And how will single item recovery or a backup solution such as veeam treat that email ? Can we recover that email in Exchange 2010 ?
What are the best practices in light of ransomware attacks. I've had a few local non rotating backups get bricked because of ransomware. I do have remote backup, but is everyone resorting to rotating backup drives?
Restore Full Backup then Incrementals in VEEAM

I have restored full back up of a VM from VEEAM, now I need to restore the next 3 incrementals.
Can someone guide me on how to do that ?

Thank you

I have a veeam job that is not truncating the exchange log files. All settings are correct in the job settings (process transaction logs with job, require successful processing, and under SQL truncate logs). I have been asked to determine if the recovery model is full or simple. I am not familiar with that in Exchange, only SQL. First, is that a component of an exchange database? If so, how do I confirm whether its full or simple?

Thanks a lot
About two weeks ago three of our Veeam back up jobs began failing (they've run for a few years prior to this). We get a (503 Server Not Available) error. I am able to RDP to the computer. It has a working internet connection. When i go to the web browser address, though, i get the same 503 error (i'll attach screen grab). I've rebooted the computer and the host. That did not help. Nothing has changed in our DNS/Networking and we've been using the same firewirewall for years but these servers are located on the same network.

Vmware ESXi is version 6.0.0 for the host.

Not sure what other information i should provide.

Any suggestions would be great. Thank you.

I am looking fr advice on a backup strategy. Currently my environment has the following specifications:

2 x  VMWare ESXI Hypervisors connected to a SAN with 12 Virtual machines
9 TB of storage space
Physical server (end of life) that has an LTO 5 tape backup unit capable of 10+ TB of storage; It is connected to a cheap 54 TB NAS which holds all backup data
Licensed with Veeam Enterprise 9.5 (to backup VM's)
Licensed with Symantec Backup Exec (archive data to tape)

The above description for backups (and more or less disaster recovery) is in my opinion an outdated method of doing backups. I would like to move to a more modern method that meets the company goals.

I would like to do the following:

Have a retention period: 30 Days, with ongoing monthly backups
-preferably ability file level restore
-Backup to cloud or offsite data center
-Ability to restore images in Amazon (or another ESXi server) in the event of a disaster at HQ
-RPO of 24 hours
-RTO of 4 hours (if possible)

Data is safe and destination of backups needs to be a proven reliable source. Backed up data is encrypted.

I am on a tight budget.

One of the recommendations on this site was to use CloudBerry with Backblaze. I am not certain if this a good commercial solution for Disaster Recovery and backups

I still have the ability to backup everything to disk and then archive to a cloud storage vendor, although I imagine restoring data would be quite slow, even with a Gigabit …
Dear All

              i recently have a probem on veeam (backp to tape) although i changed to use a brand now backup tape, this problem still occur, may i know this is reated to hardware or veeam software itself ? any help would be appreicated,

Veeam backup fails to create a snapshot due to error: Failed to create snapshot: Backup job failed. Cannot create a shadow copy of the volumes containing writer's data. A VSS critical writer has failed. Writer name: [NTDS]. Class ID: [{b2014c9e-8711-4c5c-a5a9-3cf384484757}]. Instance ID: [{e8796d4d-5afe-446a-9648-f0fb208162c1}]. Writer's state: [VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_FREEZE]. Error code: [0x800423f2].

Writers are all stable and have no errors
Server has been rebooted and dlls have been re-registered

Disk shadow verify command shows this result:

-> set verbose on
-> set context volatile
-> add volume C:
-> add volume \\?\Volume{53357368-6671-426e-9410-8289db3d0c8f}\
-> writer verify {d61d61c8-d73a-4eee-8cdd-f6f9786b7124}
-> writer verify {75dfb225-e2e4-4d39-9ac9-ffaff65ddf06}
-> writer verify {0bada1de-01a9-4625-8278-69e735f39dd2}
-> writer verify {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
-> writer verify {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
-> writer verify {8d5194e1-e455-434a-b2e5-51296cce67df}
-> writer verify {2a40fd15-dfca-4aa8-a654-1f8c654603f6}
-> writer verify {6f5b15b5-da24-4d88-b737-63063e3a1f86}
-> writer verify {2707761b-2324-473d-88eb-eb007a359533}
-> writer verify {12ce4370-5bb7-4c58-a76a-e5d5097e3674}
-> writer verify {4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f}
-> writer verify {368753ec-572e-4fc7-b4b9-ccd9bdc624cb}
-> writer verify {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
-> writer verify {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
-> writer verify …
Veeam not connect to Vcenter - connection is being actively refused - portqry says 443 is not listening on Vcenter but netstat shows that 443 is listening
Windows 2012 R2
Veeam B&R   Update 3

I have iSCSI drive connected from my NAS device and my VBRcatalog folder was on one of them.  After a power outage and a restart of my Veeam Server the "Veeam Guest Catalog Service"  fails to start. My NAS is reporting an pending drive failure and that is the LUN that the catalog folder is on.

The event is this

Log Name:      Application
Source:        VeeamCatalogSvc
Date:          7/4/2018 5:36:56 PM
Event ID:      0
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Service cannot be started. Veeam.Backup.Common.CRegeneratedTraceException: Failed to start service ---> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Attribute "LastSyncTimeUtc" was not found under the tree "".
   at VeeamGuestIndexerLib.IMtfAttrsTree.GetExistingAttr(String attrName)
   at Veeam.Backup.CatalogFsLib.CCatMetaFileUtils.GetDateTimeAttr(IMtfAttrsTree tree, String attrName)
   at Veeam.Backup.CatalogFsLib.CUnpackedDataFile..ctor(String filePath, CCatMetaFileHolder metaFile)
   at Veeam.Backup.CatalogFsLib.CUnpackedDataFile.Open(String filePath)
   at Veeam.Backup.CatalogFsLib.CVMsRoot.LoadUnpackedData(TimeSpan& unpackTimeout)
   at Veeam.Backup.CatalogFsLib.CUnpackedOibDataHolders.ReloadInternal()
   at Veeam.Backup.CatalogFsLib.CUnpackedOibsDataManager..ctor(CIndexFolder indexFolder, TimeSpan syncTimeout)
   at …
Using VMware 6.7
- having problems moving VM from local storage to LUN
- tried Quick migration and vm copy

using Veeam getting errors:
1 . Processing BWSUTL01 Error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.       00:48 (using vm copy)
2.  Processing VM GESUTL01 Error: Cannot migrate VM GESUTL01. VM virtual hardware version is incompatible with target vCenter or ESX(i).        00:18 (using quick migration)

Hoping to not have to manually copy files, if possible.
I am using esxi 6.7 and i created 3 vm. On one of these vm i installed veeam for bakup the other vm.
when i tried to connect the other vm (for backup) to veeam i get the error which i attached.

How to solve this problem?
Looking for advise/recommendations on what to use as additional external storage for a (Veeam) backup repository. I have a W7 PC with 4 x 4Gb SATA drives as RAID 5 (on board controller) which is used exclusivley to receive backup copies from a Veeam server. The PC is in a remote location so is used instead of a plain storage device so it can run the Veeam agent and perform deduplication and caching. I would like to increase the storage by adding an external enclosure as the internal slots are full. The additional storage would require its own RAID controller. Suggestions/advice sought. Thanks.

I have a Veeam backup job failing due to insufficient space on the datastore (not for backup but for snapshot I guess as the repository has about 1 TB available). It's an exchange server so I need to to run to truncate those logs besides for general backup purposes. We have no storage on that device / set of disks to expand the datastore but the host is still attached to the old SAN (EMC VNXe 3100). When I go to increase the datastore, the 1.8 TB LUN on that SAN is available as an extent.

Is there any reason I should not use that storage to increase this datastore? Their production exchange server (only 1, no DAG) runs on this datastore. Nothing is running on the old SAN. It is not problematic, was just replaced after 4 years in production.

Dear Experts, in case of disaster, such as viruses, ransomware,... if we only have NAS device remaining and it only includes the Veeam backup files (.vbm, vbk, .vib files) of Exchange server; can we recover it?

If we cannot recover the VM, how can we rebuild it from those backup files. Can you please suggest a plan? Many thanks.

Veeam 9.5; Exchange 2016, Server 2012R2
We have two 2008 R2 domain controllers that are broken and out of sync. We are looking to restore these domain controllers from a backup using Veeam. We have been made aware that we were supposed to have application aware processing enabled for the backup on these servers, we did not have it enabled at the time the backup was taken. This means that we are restoring from raw data, essentially if we were reverting to a snapshot of these servers. Can we restore these servers to full functionality?

How to use Veeam Backup and Recovery 9.5 for archieving files?

We have one host and apx. 10 VMs (Linux and Windows Servers) and use successfully Veeam for backing up them to OnSite NAS (CIFS) and using copy job to the remote Site over Internet. The vCenter is used too here.

I was wondering how accidently deleted files and files which are seldom used but need to be archieved can be addressed using Veeam? Need to have them at the backup and potentially restore a accidently (or purpoced) deleted file from there after severl years. Even if the repositary is full we don't want that Veem discards/deletes those files.

Any basic steps/thoughts are highly appreciated.

Lastly, we have also Veem One license but won't necessarily use it. Maybe we don't really need it.

Thanks in advantage.
I cancelled a disk expand on a Server 2016 VM VHDX (Clustered 2016 Hyper-V environment) and the window was stuck in "Attempting to cancel" so I killed it via task manager. Now when I try to do is again, I cannot expand the volume, it throws an error saying "failed to expand disk". I also cannot take Checkpoints in hyper-v manager.

I'm getting event ID 15282 and event id 27294. I also cannot run Veeam backups on this VM. I'm worried about doing anything (reboot, migrate etc) because I don't have any way to back it up. It's a production server as well.
HUGE problem!  

We are in an ESX 6 environment.  I recently used Veeam to migrate a VM from one host to another.  I selected the option to delete the original VM upon successful migration.

So, once the migrated VM started, we noticed that there were some spanned drives in there and they are corrupt.  

I need to recover (undelete) the original VM on the data store from which it was migrated.

Questions is:  HOW do I run recovery software on the original datastore on the original ESX host to see if I can undelete the VMDK files that lived there?

Where do I install the recovery software?  How do I mount the datastore need some step-by-step help here.


Anybody can suggest me free backup solution like veeam backup and replication. But veeam is paid. I need free

Should I use Veeam for replicating an exchange server? They only have one and looks like they won't approve another for me to set up a DAG. We already use Veeam for backups. I have about 4 TB on one host in local disks since we just migrated the VMs off of it to their new SAN so I can replicate to those local disks. Just wasn't sure about replicating exchange and how to go about connecting clients to it, if they won't connect automatically after restarting outlook, should we need to failover to the replica.

Backup of two VM servers with Veeam Backup and Replication failed. The following error is logged.

Task failed Error: The remote certificate is invalid according to the validation procedure.

If I try to create a new job and connect to the server, it prompts out there is a SSL connection error.  The Veeam is directly connect to VMware server. We don't have vCenter.

Recently, I have rebuild a VMware 6.0 server due to SD card failure. However, the datastore doesn't rebuild as it is stored in RAID-1 and the rebuild VMware can recognize it.  Any idea ?






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.