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The is using Veeam agent for Windows. The setup and configuration is straightforward, and the backup works perfectly. However, found that the retention policy doesn't work. Please see the configuration as attached. I use the default 14 days for retention. Besides this, the Active full backup is enabled too. However, the end result is, backup images of older than 14 days are still there. What's went wrong, and how to get this retention works?

Thanks in advance.
VEEAM-agent-for-Windows-Config.pdf
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Task Manager for Hyper-V provides critical information that allows you to monitor Hyper-V performance by displaying real-time views of CPU and memory at the individual VM-level, so you can quickly identify which VMs are using host resources.

Hi EE,

I have been getting this error for some VMs backups and replications. This is the following error message.

Getting VM info from vSphere
Error: DiskLib error: [16].No file exists for given path -- File open failed: Could not find the file --tr:Failed to start file downloading. VMFS path: [[NSVHOST01-LOCALSTORE] /vmfs/volumes/54c79103-71bdf1a2-4420-001f295aced9/Generic/generic.vmx]. --tr:NFC storage connection is unavailable. Storage: [stg:54c79103-71bdf1a2-4420-001f295aced9,nfchost:ha-host,conn:10.10.1.11]. Storage display name: [NSVHOST01-LOCALSTORE]. Failed to create NFC download stream. NFC path: [nfc://conn:10.10.1.11,nfcho

Can you guys help me decipher what it means, or where it could be going wrong? Any input is appreciated
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I backed up a 500GB HD with the latest VEEAM Free for Windows.
Then I tried to restore to a 1TB hard drive and it came back that "Auto......." was unsuccessful .. something like that.
I think this strange and would have like to avoid it.
How?

Next, I manually restored the C: partition and the likely other partition of size ~450MB.  I left out the 18GB (recovery partition?) and one other very small partition.  It wouldn't boot from this....
It would be nice to know how to select so the drive will boot.

(same computer...)
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Dears,

I have 2 Physical Servers.
1 is having my VMs (5) and the other one is having REplica's of those VMs using Veeam.

The replicas are getting big (coz I increased the VMs sizes of their HDDs. and I am running out of space In the Replica Folder (D:\) of the second Physical server.
My question is the following
Can I delete those replicas and re-create them on my NAS ? (I have a QNAP that has enough space). or the replicas can only be on the Fixed disk of the Server (second Server that has Hyper-v Installed ?
Is it "dangerous" to delete the replicas ? How do I delete them ? just delete ?

Thanks for pointing me to the right direction
Env. Windows 2012 R2 / Hyper-V / Veeam Backup & Replication V9.2

Thanks again
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Dear Experts, we realized that Veeam 8.0 displayed the incorrect information about our VMs. These 2 hosts have nothing in used size for sure (they were thin-provision and took about 500 GB each). This leads to the slow backup time (even it is just incremental). I also got the proxy bottleneck. I also got the notification from Veeam that these 2 hosts were no longer processed by this job?

Do you know why and how to fix this?

Environment:
- Veeam 8.0 R&R
- Win server 2012R2
- VMware ESXi 6.5
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People,

My Exchange Server 2013 DAG mailbox (Passive) cannot truncate the transaction logs with the below error as I can see from the backup software (Veeam):

The server name: PRODMBX01-VM
Unable to truncate Microsoft Exchange transaction logs. Details: Failed to call RPC function 'Vss.FinishSnapshot': Error code: 0x800401fd. Failed to invoke func [FinishSnapshot]: Object is not connected to server.

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This is the result of the vssadmin list writers command:
Writer name: 'Microsoft Exchange Writer'
   Writer Id: {76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}
   Writer Instance Id: {678f3888-9335-4294-81af-cbde9348672c}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: Retryable error

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As at the moment, there is no Active mailbox DB running in PRODMBX01-VM so it only holds a passive copy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Note:

What's the impact when running this command below during the business hours:

diskshadow
set verbose on
set context volatile
add volume \\?\Volume{3c8d1bcb-9d95-11e5-80b0-806e6f6e6963}\
add volume X:
add volume C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1
begin backup
create
end backup

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Source: https://www.veeam.com/kb1980
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I am unable to backup this server I keep getting Vss writer errors. I am the process of transitioning from Veritas to Veeam and both products produce similar errors. I have tried resetting the the writer. here is the Veeam error


Failed to create snapshot (Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0) (mode: Hyper-V child partition snapshot) Details: Writer 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer' is failed at 'VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT'. The writer experienced a non-transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error is likely to reoccur. --tr:Failed to verify writers state. --tr:Failed to perform pre-backup tasks.
Retrying snapshot creation attempt (Writer 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer' is failed at 'VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT'. The writer experienced a non-transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error is likely to reoccur. --tr:Failed to verify writers state. --tr:Failed to perform pre-backup tasks.)
Task has been rescheduled
Queued for processing at 8/31/2017 11:04:38 PM
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 non-transient error. If the backup process is retried, the error is likely to reoccur. --tr:Failed to verify writers state. --tr:Failed to perform pre-backup tasks.
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We've been getting  Veeam warning alerts in email, "Production datastore STORG1 is getting low on free space (2.4 TB left), and may run out of free disk space completely due to open snapshots". How do I adjust Veeam to disable this alert or increase the threshold? If I see it at 10% (for example), should I increase to 20% to prevent these alerts from triggering? We are aware we are running low on storage, but will not increase storage until end of year. By the way, this has nothing to do with VM snaphots.
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I have installed Veeam backup on a Window 10 workstation and backing up the servers into the local disks.

We have a NAS in our network. Is it possible to backup those NAS client into the PC as well.
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On a SharePoint farm when users do search following error is being logged in ULS log:
Fetching app info failed: Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Query.SearchServiceNotFoundException: The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service.    
 at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceApplicationProxy.GetProxy(SPServiceContext ServiceContext)    
 at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.WebControls.SearchCommon.GetSearchCenterUrl()

I ran the "Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication" & "Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplicationProxy" commands and they returned no results.

On another farm with similar setup I get results for these commands.

This has happened after windows patching and subsequent reboot.
So I am thinking that after the patching somehow the search application has had issues.

Following article gives instructions on how to restore search application but when I went to the backups in Central administration it had no history:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee748654.aspx 

We do backups of the farm with Veeam. Has anyone done a restore of search application from Veeam?

Or is it better to create new search application and proxy?
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Try to restore a Exchange 2010 to a pst with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0

It keep staying in the status of 100%, although I have already waited for few hours.

I have tried several times but get the same result. Any idea ?

Restore PST
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Any idea how to stop a restoring job on Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0 ? I have tried to restart the server but it keeps showing a restored job with "Stopping" status..

Thx
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Hi,

I am planning to purchase a a Dell dedupe storage appliance to copy 16 TB of data ( from NetApp SVMs which acts as file servers) using Robocopy or EMCopy (as the Veeam backup currently not supporting to backup from NetApp SVM file servers, CIFS volumes) in  a weekly basis. I want to retain the backup for a month. When I do this using Robocopy, could you let me know whether the storage appliance dedupe apply or not on the backed up files.

Kind regards
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Hi,
I have a problem with backup VM. I have an error: "Error: Socket has been forcibly closed. Failed to recover connection.".
Veeam Backup and Replication version 9.5.0.1038.
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I am running VEEAM Backup & Replication 9.5 on a Windows Server 2012 R2. VEEAM is configured to backup VM's from 2 Hyper-V Servers that are running Windows Server Data Center 2012 R2. While all VM's backup successfully 'on occasion', often, I get the following error:

Failed 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'
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I go to the VM Server identified, run the command "vssadmin list writers", and see that a number of VSS entries says 'timed out. I stop/start the Volume Shadow Copy service then restart the server. The backup jog then completes successfully. This issue will occur again after the 2nd or 3rd successful backup and again, I have to restart the server to get successful backups.

Obviously I cannot continue restarting these affected servers (all of which has databases including Exchange Server 2013). Is there anything that would likely cause the VSS services to periodically time out and fail a backup? Thanks
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Hi Experts

we have EMC networker and we have EMC data domain DD2500

this type of solaution cost us alot every year for license and support and hardware for data domain

now we are searching for a cheap solaution as a replacment for our data domain

for Newrker we are thining to bug Veeam

but now my quastion only about data domain

i want to ask if i can buy server with huge amount of local HDD disks with raid controller  and 1000 ethernet interfaces

and configure it as NAS server and then we can backup to disk VIA NAS

and here we miss the dedaplication software

any idea about have cheap good solaution to backup to disk

kindaly advice
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Hi all,

We have a one-off backup of an Exchange 2010 server from around 40 days ago.

I have it running in a Veeam SureBackup vlab environment and need to retrieve some Message Tracking logs from it.  The server is configured to keep 30 days of logs.

I am finding that when I try and look at the message tracking logs they are empty.

I have a feeling that it may have something to do with either log truncation or the time on the VM purging the logs (the time/date on the VM updates to the current live time, even though it is a VM from 40 days ago).

Interestingly, if I use Veeam explorer to browse the vbk, the folder which contains the "Message Tracking Logs" doesn't exist, suggesting that it is probably nothing to do with the time.

Any ideas what is happening here?  And how can I access the logs?
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Hey guys. I need some help for... a friend. (It's a Monday. Please don't ask)

Environment:
2 Domain controllers running Server 2012 Datacenter
Veeam BR 9 on Server 2012 Datacenter

Leadup to issue
DHCP scope was acting funny... a few tinkerings later and the entire service was hosed. A restore of that DC on Veeam and now the entire sync between both DCs was not working, even after attempts to get them synced (dcdiag, repadmin, etc.).

A restore of both DCs to the same backup time should work, right? NO. Veeam restores DCs into non-authoritative mode...

Current situation:
DC1 is restored from Friday night's backup but shut down for now. Attempts to log in with DSRM password failed. (Just great, right?)

DC2 is running and serving DNS, AD, etc. but it fails dcdiag tests:
-time server advertising
-DFSREvent
-KnowsOfRoleHolders
-Replication attempts (obv.)
-RidManager
- etc (too many to list)

Question/Request:
Before my uhhh... friend breaks anything else, just throw me in the right direction. He's a little out of sorts and just needs to be reminded what to do at this point.
I would tell him to do a non-authoritative restore of DC1 and let DC2 be "the boss", but both servers were restored from Veeam in non-authoritative mode and the DSRM password isn't working. Attempts on DC2 to change the password failed. Yaaay!
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we tried doing VM datacenter migration from one source to another of one of 140 GB machine using Veeam 8 and it gave errors below.

13/08/2017 10:46:13 AM :: Copying VM files Error: Client error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[DCHD] PMServer/PMServer.vmdk] ( is read-only mode - [false] )
Failed to open VMDK.
Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [10.0.0.254];Port: 902;Login: [****];VMX Spec: [moref=25];Snapshot mor: [25-snapshot-1];Transports: [nbd];Read Only: [false]] failed because of the following errors:
Failed to replicate content of the disk [vddk://<vddkConnSpec><viConn name="10.0.0.254" authdPort="902" vicPort="443" /><vmxPath vmRef="24" datacenterRef="h


13/08/2017 11:30:48 AM :: Failed to process VM 'PMServer' at 2017-08-13T113048 Error: Client error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[DCHD] PMServer/PMServer.vmdk] ( is read-only mode - [false] )
Failed to open VMDK.
Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [10.0.0.254];Port: 902;Login: [****];VMX Spec: [moref=25];Snapshot mor: [25-snapshot-1];Transports: [nbd];Read Only: [false]] failed because of the following errors:
Failed to replicate content of the disk [vddk://<vddkConnSpec><viConn name="10.0.0.254" authdPort="902" vicPort="443" />
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Hi All, i have attempted to ask Synology themselves but can't seem to get a decent answer. All they tell me is that Veeam is compatible with the Synology NAS

In the process of installing a Synology DS916+ NAS onto a network to be used as a Backup Repository for Veeam B&R

Now, Synology claims that the NAS has Encryption that would protect files from say Ransomware.

My questions are these:

1) If is use Veeam B&R to backup my VM's to the NAS, does the Veeam Backup create multiple copies of these backups so i can restore from a particular date and time? Multiple restore points?

2) Are these backup files encrypted and hopefully protected from Ransomware attacks?


Synology talks about the Hyper Backup facility that come with the device and this seems to have recovery points which i would assume are encrypted, but how does this work in terms of Veeam backing up to the NAS and would i have the same benefits of recovery points and backup encryption

Thanks everyone
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Hello!

We are looking for the best strategy for backing up a Domino 9 server. We have done a little research and it appears that Domino 9 is not VSS aware so our concern is that we will have trouble backing up the live database. We would like to use a tool like Veeam or StorageCraft so that we can capture the whole image of the server as well as the files and database. For most applications this has never been an issue, but now that we are tasked with backing up Domino we're a little stuck. We opened a case with IBM's Domino support and the tech basically told me to copy the contents of the data drive to a safe folder elsewhere. Wow. Could we get some guidance here?  Thanks!
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Hi,

Could you advise the backup method used to take the backup of physical Windows machines using Veeam backup.

I understand, we need to install Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows to the machines, but what back method can we use? can we setup a incremental, synthetic backup using veeam or just a copy backup using Veeam agent.

Regards
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Hi,

Does Veeam backup support storage virtual machine (svm) backup? We have file shares (13 TB, via both NFS and CIFS) configured via svm in Netapp 8020 storage and can access from servers/clients using UNC path.

I have found the article "https://forums.veeam.com/veeam-backup-replication-f2/back-up-a-cifs-share-t8490-15.html" which says in Veeam B&R 9 we can select the file share UNC paths as source and do a file copy job. But this doesn't support incremental and full backup methods and we need to take a 13 TB copy backup daily. Is there any improvements in Veeam 9.5.

Could someone advise a more feasible solution to this.

Regards
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I had this question after viewing Exchange 2013 DAG: Add-MailboxDatabaseCopy and the Database Activation Preference confusion ?.

People,

I'd like to know, what happens if the passive copy drive or the secondary database copy drive is full (0 bytes free)?
Would there be any outage or database dismount if the destination secondary drive is full?
What about the database transaction logs truncation on the passive copy, does it gets truncated when I run the Exchange backup (using Veeam software which is VSS aware)

AD Site:Default-First-Site-Name
PRODMAIL20-VM [Mailbox & CAS]
C:\ OS - 200 GB
D:\ PRODMAIL20-VM-DB01 - PRIMARY [DB & Logs] 999 GB
E:\ PRODMAIL20-VM-DB02 - PRIMARY [DB & Logs] 999 GB
F:\ PRODMAIL30-VM-DB01 - SECONDARY [DB & Logs] 550 GB
G:\ PRODMAIL30-VM-DB02 - SECONDARY [DB & Logs] 550 GB

AD Site: Head Office
PRODMAIL30-VM [Mailbox & CAS]
C:\ OS - 200 GB
D:\ PRODMAIL20-VM-DB01 - SECONDARY [DB & Logs] 550 GB
E:\ PRODMAIL20-VM-DB02 - SECONDARY [DB & Logs] 550 GB
F:\ PRODMAIL30-VM-DB01 - PRIMARY [DB & Logs] 999 GB
G:\ PRODMAIL30-VM-DB02 - PRIMARY [DB & Logs] 999 GB

Because I need to conserve the disk space.

Thanks,
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Hi Team,

Could you please advise if we can use Veeam one to monitor services/applications running inside a Windows VM. Also whether it helps to monitor DHCP, DNS, Exchange, IIS, sharepoint, SQL etc.

I understand, it mainly helps to monitor Hypervisors and Veeam backup. I cannot find a datasheet which gives info about OS level monitoring.

Thanks in advance.
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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.