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What is the process to configure a NetApp storage device as the backup destination within Veeam 9.5?

I use Veeam B&R Standard Edition and switched to a Disaster Recovery box while I work on the production host.  I re-added all the VMs from the DR host but now the replication job (and backup for that matter) says I don't have enough licenses.  

How do I point it to the new DR box?


Using Veeam to back up, I have restored an entire VM to Hyper-V. The restore completed successfully in Veeam 'to its original location' however, I can n not find or see it. Is there a step that I am missing in Veeam and or Hyper-V? Thanks
I have a physical server - an older Dell running Server 2012 R2 - and it's my backup server AND my share for my marketing department.

I've been asked to P2V the physical and I don't want to.  :)  Here's why and I'd like discussion on pros and cons.  I know, it's difficult to give points to one person for a discussion because so much is subjective, but I do like feedback from others before making such a decision.

1.  I think all backups servers "should" be physical if possible.  I'm old school like that.  Veeam feels that way too.  See item 4 below.
2.  There is a direct connection from the physical box to a QNAP via iSCSI and the QNAP is my primary storage.  I know ESX will do a pass thru, but man, that seems messy.  
3.  There is an HBA (6gig SAS connection) to an iScaler tape library with two LTO drives and 25 tapes in it that is used for offloading the backups to tape.
4.  Veeam BU and Replication is on the marketing server and it's configured perfectly.  All servers (24 in all) replicate to other ESX hosts, then they get a backup to the QNAP and THEN, all of that is off loaded to the tape library via and HBA (6gig SAS) connection to the tape library.  Soon, I'll be offloading everything to an AWS Snowball for storage in an AWS bucket.
5.  There are other things that I can't think of but I'm sure there's more.

So, let's talk...should I try to make that physical server into a VM and move\passthru all of those connections or should I just move the marketing …

We have moved from BackupExec to Veeam and currently backup 10 x VM's and 5 physical servers.

Our backup repositories includes local disk, remote NAS and a robotic tape library.

I have been trying to work out the best practices for the requirement which is a follows.

Backups are Monday to Friday from 10pm.
Monday to Thursday are incremental, Friday are full backups.

We would like to store the backups on the local disk each night, copy incrementals to the NAS and over the weekend copy all of them to tape which is removed offsite and rotated each month.

If anyone has a suggestion on how to do this that would be great.
I'm looking for the best tape backup devices that plugs directly into an RJ45 network and that can be used with backup programs such as Veeam, Backup Exec, and Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) that can backup Server 2016 and VMware networks.

I'm looking for a self-contained tape backup device that doesn't need to be connected to a server using a SCSI, USB or other method and that plugs directly into an RJ 45 network with a network cable. I'm also looking for a single tape backup device since I will be able to manually swap out the tapes as needed.

I have a unique small business network that requires that tapes be used to store the backups.

What are the best tape backup devices that can do this? We are more than willing to purchase used tape backup devices.
Using Veeam backups saw this with a vm this morning, vm couldnt consolidate or turn on

The parent  virtual disk  has been  modified  since the  child was  created. The  content ID  of the  parent  virtual disk  does not  match the  corresponding parent  content ID  in the child

Got it working and turned on again, with this link


Is there a root cause for this, just due to Veeam backup or is it something else for us to look at ?
Dear Wizards, one of my SAN volume has only 800 GB left and I'm afraid it is not enough until the end of this year. On that volume, we have 3 VMs with total 9 TB in data size and it is growing everyday (Mail Exchange server)

Is this enough for Veeam to create Snapshot? since I saw the notifications of SAN storage this morning.

One more thing, can you please suggest the model of SAN expansion? or something else that we can use to increase the SAN storage?

- Vsphere 6.5
- Veeam 9.5
- SAN Storage HPE MSA2040
Hi everyone I am at a last resort here.  I have a client who has Exchange 2013 and have tried upgrading to SP1.  Of course Microsoft being Microsoft the update failed multiple times so I just gave up.
We have our Exchange in a virtual machine.
So I decided I would just recover from our backup from Veeam.
Did the full backup and everything is running as it was before the failed install.

Well the issue is none of our Outlooks will connect now and every time we try to send emails through OWA they automatically go right to the drafts folder.
I tried removing the exchange from the domain and re-joining it.
Also made sure DNS is configured properly.

I don't know where else to go because before the backup everything was running fine, but now the emails won't  send and the Outlook won't connect.
I feel it has to be some kind of authentication issue and I would love to try and resolve this without rebuilding the exchange again.

Any help would be great!  Thanks
HI Experts

just a question

some vendors dose not let you get the certificate even if you pass the exam without attend their training

for example  Vmware  so even you pass VCP exam you are not VCP certified till you attend the training

my question

what about

Citrix  -- Veeam  - Microsoft  - SAP

if anyone knows kindly update me

We presently have two UCS and EMC data domain systems.  One of them is in our colo and the other is our site.  We wanted to verify the pros/cons with going with either Avamar or Veeam or possibly another solution to replicate data and especially our virtual machines.  Our EMC data domain houses about 1 TB of data although our capacity is between 25 or 30 TB.  

Can someone offer some suggestions as well as alternatives to Avamar and Veeam?  Price will be a big concern as well.
Hello Board

We currently have an issue that i don't get resolved since 3 Weeks.

Physical Server
HPE DL380 Gen10 with 1x 2-port 10Gbe-HPE562SFP+ and 1x 2-port 10Gbe-HPE562FLRSFP+ attached via compatible HPE DAC Cable to a switch
OS: Windows Server 2016 Std
Software: Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5
Network Configuration: 1x LACP Windows-Team (1 Member of each networkcard-port) with management network, 1x LACP x LACP Windows-Team (1 Member of each networkcard-port) with storage network. All interfaces have jumboframes configured

Storage Array:
HPE Nimble Storage
Network Configuration: 2x 10Gbe Port with storage network configured

During backup the nimble array creates a storage snapshot of the volumes that have to be backuped. Veeam then copies the storage-snapshot-data to the local repository. During backup-copy from a particular storage-snapshot we do have a ton of the following windows events:
  • Target sent an iSCSI PDU with an invalid opcode. Dump data contains the entire iSCSI header. - Error - EventID 24
  • The initiator could not send an iSCSI PDU. Error status is given in the dump data. - Error - EventID 7
  • The initiator could not send an iSCSI PDU. Error status is given in the dump data. -Warning - Event ID 153 --> i assume this happens because of the iscsi lost

What have been done so far:

Checked Jumbo Frames
Ping …
Veeam Agent for Windows, Virtualbox, External Drive.  A previous question I posted about migrating (imaging) a Windows 10 laptop to a new laptop, suggested using Veeam Agent for Windows.  I was able to get the Veeam Recovery running in Virtualbox on a Windows 7 desktop however when I launch Veeam's Bare Metal Recovery, I am unable to see my USB External Drive that has the laptop full backup.  I haven't been able to get the Veeam Bare Metal Recovery to see any Local host drives Virtualbox is running on either.
We're trying to set up a veeam proxy server/rep jobs for a new client. Due to an overlapping network between an existing client and the new client, we have their firebox translate the network to .30 when coming back and forth. This translation works in veeam (their servers show up), we can ping and pull up their drive shares from our side. The only place it's not working is when veeam goes across using the proxy server and tries to talk to the host at .30.250. We get the following error when starting the job using the proxy server...

Processing FS1 Error: Cannot get service content. Soap fault. TimeoutDetail: 'connect failed in tcp_connect()', endpoint: 'https://xxx.xxx.30.250:443/sdk' SOAP connection is not available. Connection ID: [xxx.xxx.30.250]. Failed to create NFC download stream. NFC path: [nfc://conn:xxx.xxx.30.250,nfchost:ha-host,stg:582f26be-c7f9cf95-50d7-2880231c4740@FS1/FS1.vmx].

We already tried editing the host file by adding the .30 address to it. Didn't help though. So my thinking is, can we add another nic card to the host, give it the .30 network and have it function along side the existing network? Will it work the way i want it to work? Is there something else we can try?

I get why veeam is holding onto the .30 address but there has to be some way around overlapping networks like this. I'm sure we're not the first company to run into this scenario.

Please let me know if you need additional info or logs. Thank you in advance.
I'm on esxi 5.5, vSphere 6.5. Something happened where a VM got stuck removing snapshot after a Veeam backup and been running for over 72 hours. We saw no file size changes on files in the VM folder on the host so we restarted management agent on the host.
After the host rebooted, this VM became invalid/inaccessible (it alternates between those two states continuously).
I removed it from Inventory and am not sure how to add it back. When I browse to the datastore and try to right-click the vmx file, the only options I see are Download, delete, copy, move, rename...

any idea if I can use Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows - Server license, to backup Hyper-V and 2 VM, installed on Hyper-V?
I am asking this because I want application aware backup in VM to be done.

Or is that too much for him, and I should deploy 3 agents, 1 in each VM and host? Buying full Veeam B&R server, for this is not an option :)

Dear All

            i have a question regarding on the veeam, i have currently moved the SAN LUN from one physical server to another, and i have modified the backup repositories to new backup location, and it goes fine, but i getting below error in veeam backup configuration, just wonder where i can modify the path of the backup configuration in veeam in order to get rid of this error notification ?

I am using Veeam 9.5 and a Quantum iScaler i40.  I was wondering if anyone had connected one of those to a Veeam server and if yes, how?

I can get Veeam to "see" the drives in the iScaler, but not the iScaler itself.  Veeam can "see" the drives, but when I try to inventory a tape, I get an I/O error.  I'm thinking I need to load up the iScaler itself, rather than the drives.

Anyone work with these at all?

Hi All,

Wondering should I enable backup file encryption for my Veeam backups? It make seance to do so of course but will it have a significant impact on backup and restore times?

Dear All

              i have a issue when trying to restore from tape from veeam, when i choose a restore point from backup tape, i received below "there is not enough space for backup files", any help would be appreciated, thanks



I have a HPE H241 12Gb 2-ports Ext Smart Host Bus Adapter in a ProLiant ML350 Gen9

I've purchased a HPE Storeever LTO 7 ultrium 15000 and looking to do passthrough to our veeam  server which is virtual. Running on ESXI 6.5

Is this possible?
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 ?






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.