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Hi I have to do system architecture diagrams for environment

Its very documentation heavy, have to cover VMware, Active Directory, 2008R2 forest mode and on premise Exchange 2010

Is there any guidelines people would recommend i realise its a general query

For instance are there free tools that provide mapping which i can use with visio

I have seen the free stencils Veeam provide and they look good

I am looking to do high level overview then go a bit deeper and also include support documentation which will be a lot more straightforward

Any pointers appreciated
Hello all,
Last night Veeam Backup Job has given an error for a virtual machine. When I looked at this virtual machine in the morning, I saw that it was closed because there was no space on the hard disk (retry / ignore screen). however, there was enough free disk space. At the same time, Veeam could not delete the temporary snapshot that it created for this virtual machine.
for this reason the virtual machine needed disk consolidation.
I increased the disk size through the storage and I could open the virtual machine.
then I started the consolidation for the virtual machine with vSphere. but every time I got this error. "an error occurred while consolidating disks: 5 (input / output error)

I shut down the virtual machine and tried again.
I manually deleted the temporary snapshot, my attempt failed.
I tried to manually take the snopshot and it failed.
I manually deleted the SnapShot that I took manually and tried again.

how can I get rid of this situation? I really need help. because in this case the virtual machine is over-consuming hard disk. Today I made a 100GB disk increase in total, but it quickly consumed this space too.
Thank you in advance for your support.
ESXi 5.5
Veeam 7.0
Virtual Machine windows server 2008 x64
Best Practice for Veeam Backup:


we have a Cluster running with 14 nodes.

Each node contains different VM's.

we use Veeam for backup.

Would you use 1 backup job to backup the Cluster of would you create a backup job for each customer on the Cluster. A customer has about 4 to 10 servers in our cluster.

Of how to do this best?
Can any update me on server backup solution:

Which backup is solution is best to go with:
Veritas backup exec, Veeam Availability Suite and Rubrik.

We have VM server + physical server also.
Need help determining the problem with a VM in VMWARE not processing correctly.  See attached screenshot of error.  I use VMWARE for virtualization.
Have a Veeam server running the free version of Veeam 9.5, I am not able to backup a guest off a VMWare server running ESXI 6.0 with the Essentials license.

Have run into this issue before with servers on which I had not yet installed the VMWare license key code. In those cases, Veeam ZIP will just return error "Access Denied" when trying to backup. I may have tried it once on this configuration before installing the license.

But the key is installed a now showing valid on VWmare server, and I am still getting the Access Denied error. Do I need to reinstall Veeam and re-add the ESXi server now?

I have already removed and re-added the server to Veeam.

Hi All,

I just wanted to get some opinions on Veeam Replication. I have a two server site, both servers are Hyper V hosts with two VM's on each, one VM on the first Host is a DC that holds all the FSMO roles, second server has a backup DC VM

Both of these DC's are gettings backed up with Veeam to a NAS, I also have the DC with the FSMO roles replicating to the other Hyper V Host.

Is it best practice to have this FSMO holding DC replicated which i could fail over with Veeam if i loose it, or is it better to just have the backup, if I lose the FSMO DC, rather seize the FSMO roles on the backup DC and build a new DC, transfer roles back etc.

The replication job of the FSMO DC is working perfect with Application Aware enabled.

Veeam's articles kinda suggest its ok but other forums suggest that FSMO transfer or Seize would be better.

I appreciate any advice or suggestions

Dear All

             i have an exchange server 2010, and i am trying to restore from veeam, the version i,m using is Veeam 9 backup and replication, but when i try to restore, the mounting restore point taking so long time, the VM size is 2.3TB, see below screenshot, any idea what go wrong ? any help would be appreciate


We are using Veeam to backup our MSSQL servers and there is a setting under application-aware processing that allows us to Truncate the log files.  Currently we have both Simple and Full databases (which we backup log files throughout the day). If we were to chose Truncate logs would this only change the logs on the Veeam backup or does it Truncate the files on our MSSQL server first and than backs up the server? Would this cause any issues with our full databases when we are taking log back ups?

Recently signed up for a half rack of space at a colo with a 200mbps connection with 13 private ip.  My plan is to put a nimble storage array, a couple vm hosts, an asa5506 and a nexus 3k switch.  I'm trying to figure out if theres a way I can still manage this storage and the hosts as part of a cluster for DR purposes, have veeam as well.  Limitation is the network as they don't have ATT in the NOC, so i can't do any mpls. So that leaves ipsec site to site.  What's my best option here, as i know that I can't extend vlans across because of ipsec.  so basically I'll have 2 decoupled networks.  Anyone familiar with this and have done something similar,  NSX maybe?
How can I disable the Gmail email account security alerts?

An organization I am consulting for had their Veeam backup email alerts setup using a single Gmail email account that accesses this Gmail account using the SMTP email protocol.

The Veeam backup program on 40 Windows computers sends alerts to this Gmail email address everytime that the Veeam backup succeeds, fails, or has any issues.

These users often travel with their laptops and I am constantly receiving Gmail security alerts related to this email account.

So is there any way that I can disable the Gmail email account security alerts for this Gmail email account?

i have a two node Hyper-V Cluster build.

now when i want to add the Hyper-V Cluster to my Veeam Backup server he always says that the specified ip does not match any resolved cluster ip addresses.

the hyper-v cluster and my veeam server are in the same lan but the veeam server is not connected to the ad of the cluster.

any idea's why this will not work? When i add the two nodes as standalone hyperv with there ip addresses to veeam then this works. only the cluster does not connect?!
Hi Veeam Experts

we are using Veeam 9.5 to backup our environment

we have virtual Veeam backup server - physical veeam proxy server - CIFS share from our backup NAS with 10 G speed

so we backup to disk - then we clone to taps

and i just started to create jobs but  i am confused about Retention Policy in Veeam

for example

i want to backup exchange server with ability to restore one year old emails from the CIFS share without using taps

so what the number i have to give in the configuration wizard for  Retention Policy

i want to use Synthetic Full Backup

and do you think in order to meet this also do you think i need to enable monthly active full backup

so kindly advice me what number i have to put in Retention Policy in order to get this result

Trying to setup veeam free to schedule backups from a hyperv server.
If I run it manually from veeam UI it works fine.

I'm using this script:

Add-PSSnapin VeeamPSSnapin
$vms = "adminws"
$netcreds = Get-VBRCredentials -Name "bknas\vmbackups"
foreach($vmname in $vms){
	$vm = Find-VBRHvEntity -Name $vmname
	Start-VBRZip -Folder "Y:\vms" -Entity $vm -Compression 5 -DisableQuiesce -NetworkCredentials $netcreds

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It looks like it's trying to backup, however, it never writes a file, and it returns this:

EventNotifier                : Veeam.Backup.Core.CEventNotifier
BottleneckManager            : CJobBottleneckManager
Info                         : Veeam.Backup.Model.CBackupSessionInfo
Progress                     : Veeam.Backup.Model.CBackupProgressData
StartupMode                  : Normal
JobSourceType                : HyperV
CurrentPointId               : 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
OriginalSessionId            : 73e8e2fd-7784-4df8-adc5-ed13ca85782d
IsFullMode                   : True
IsRetryMode                  : False
IsRecheckRetry               : False
IsQuickBackup                : False
IsVeeamZip                   : True
IsPlannedFailover            : False
IsReplicaFromBackup          : False
IsAdHocBackup                : False
PostActivity                 : AskService
Name                         : adminws_2018-02-21T223729 (Active Full)
OrigJobName                  : adminws_2018-02-21T223729
BackupStats                  : 

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2 Ultium LTO6 standalone tape drives are connected via the HBA card separately to this backup server with Veeam Backup and replication version 9.5. This backup server is setup with MS Windows 2008 R2 64-bit. In Device Manager, both HBA cards and tape drives were detected with correct details. See the attached screenshot. However, in the Veeam console > backup infrastructure, I saw only 1 tape drive. Please see the 2nd attachment. Any thing gone wrong with the setup? How to get the second drive detected and use in veeam console?

Thanks in advance.
Install Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 but fails to backup any vm guest. The error message is "Not enough licenses". However, the license file has been updated properly inside veeam

Any idea ?

Backup Exchange server 2010 SP2 fails Using Veeam Backup and Replication. Failed to freeze guest over Network, wait time out. I have increase the VSSPreparationTiomeout to an hour or so, but still same issue. All other server backup ok, only exchange server fails.
Event ID 2007 Source: ESE Task Category:ShadowCopy
I had this question after viewing VM - Virtual machine disks consolidation needed.

Hey everyone (ok mostly Andrew, haha).  I've recently come onboard at my current company as their IT Manager and have never once seen Disk Consolidation is needed in my 12+ years as an IT Professional...until now.  

Due to some very poor decisions by the previous IT Manager, we have a VM that has been locking up during Veeam 12-hour backups as the utility attempts to delete the snapshot it created for the backup.  I've been on the phone with VMware a total of 7-8 hours trying to figure out the issue and they finally isolated it to a couple of rogue snapshot vmdk files that were never removed (dating back to October of last year).  

Below are the details, with some modifications to file names and such to protect our identity.  :)
VMware thinks the main issue is the "713.4G Oct 18 20:44 ProblemVM-000001-sesparse.vmdk" on the first datastore listed below.  They said it appears someone manually diverted the delta file so it could not be written to the base disk.

VMware ESXi 6.5.0 build-4564106
VMware ESXi 6.5.0 GA

VM :

[CML Datastore 02]   - 558GB
[Host VMData] ProblemVM.domain.com_1-000001.vmdk                - 3.2TB
[CML Datastore 07_ProblemVM] ProblemVM/ProblemVM-000008.vmdk           - 3.8TB…
Hi Veeam experts

is it safe to reboot Vcenter if we have Veeam backup job running  even if the snapshot already taken

another question

in my setup

i am using NFS share as repository and physical server a proxy and VM as Veeam backup server

the question

is it safe to reboot Veeam backup server if some jobs still running

kindly advice
Hi veeam experts

I am new to veeam

We ha e exchange 2010 sp 3 with DAG co figured

Now we are using EMC networker to backup exchange and networker after finishing backup the logs for exchange data bases will be saved and removed from exchange servers

 Y question how veeam will remove the logs if he use only snapshots agent less

I don't find anything in veeam doc talk about exchange data logs

We cannot let it expand for ever

Kindly advice
Veeam 9.5 free version can I attach a NAS box to this for the repository or do I need to purchase the full version it seems to just allow me local storage and cloud on the free version?


John H
Hi all!
Anybody knows a veeam backup version, with NDMP support like Symantec Veritas?
In my organization we use veeam but that version not supprt NDMP.
I have schedule a Veeam backup and keep the file for 7 days.

I have run a full backup once only and schedule the task to run differential copy every day.

After 7 days, will Veeam will merge all the differential copy into the previous full backup automatically. Do I need to manually run full backup again at the end of every 7 days ?

Esxi 5.5 on HP DL380 servers and local SSD datastore. Veeam backup and Win 2008/12 hosts

Running fine for a long time, all of a sudden its ground to a slow pace with lots of disk write latency errors.
Nothing has changed.

Veeam one doesn't show any one particular VM - just lots of VM's

Have updated the hpsa driver and the 440 controller firmware.
Looking for any ideas on what it could be?
I'm currently checking for snapshots and none exist.

Hardware all reporting as ok. Have power cycled everything with no difference.
The Veeam backups of a user's Windows 10 Professional OS to a network attached storage device keep failing with VSS errors (see the screenshot). This Surface is running Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows - Free Edition.

This is occurring on a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 that is joined to a Server 2016 AD domain.

We have several other Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Lenovo laptops that all backup successfully to this same NAS.

The user is logged onto this surface with administrator rights and the Surface has 160 GB of free space on a 240 GB Solid State drive.

I have already followed the standard troubleshooting techniques including uninstalling and reinstalling Veeam, clearing temporary and temporary internet files, making sure all Windows & Office updates are installed, and connecting the Surface to the network with an RJ 45 network cable instead of using Wi-Fi.

However, these Veeam backups continue to fail at the very beginning before the backup status reaches 1%.

What can be done to fix these issues so the Veeam backups will succeed? The Veeam backups on this Surface have never succeeded.







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.