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Hi,

I noticed my Veeam backups stopped working after we had a power cut/ups failure. When I powered back up the VM Server and then the windows guests all seemed well.

I was able to connect via my vsphere client on my laptop to connect to the VM Host and fire up the windows guest servers. When I try logon to the same vm host from my veeam server using the same vshpere client/root username.password I get An unknown error occurred, unable to connect to remote server.

What brought me to this point was when I was checking my veeam backups after the power cut, they hadnt backed up. The error message I get from veeam software on the veeam backup server was Your connection was actively refused. Its as if my VM Host will not take connections which come from my veeam backup server IP address ?

Any ideas
SycamoreIT
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NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows
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NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Backup and recover physical and cloud-based servers and workstations, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users. Avoid downtime and data loss quickly and easily for Windows-based physical or public cloud-based workloads!

Hi All,

What’s the impact when taking the backup of Exchange Server (no DAG) with Veeam (VSS aware or Application-Aware Processing enabled) when the server is currently running on Circular logging and the mailbox is being migrated from one server to another ?
More info about the application aware: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/backup_job_vss_application_vm.html?ver=95 

The reason I ask this question is that the migration of the 2TB+ mailbox database is quite slow about 5 GB per hours, which is about 17 days with no backup running on the email server.

Any help and comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi Experts,

I am noticing that by exchange backups are using a lot of space. I am runnig a DAG with two CAS and two DB servers.  I am backing up the DB servers using the VEEAM Backup application.

What is the best\recommended way to backup my exchange DBs on the DB servers? I made four smaller databases on the DB servers.

Can just backup the active databases  (4)  on the DB servers or do I have to backup entire DB servers?


Thanks
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Hi,

I've been using Veeam for years as a back/replication package.  I started getting an error a day or so ago that is rather odd.  

The first odd thing about it is the suffix:  vmdk.vmdk for both virtual disks.   Never seen this before.  Not sure if it was named that originally as I wouldn't normally check the suffix with a VM that has been running for years (and still is).

And as a production server, I haven't made any changes to the configuration at all.  The specific message is:

Processing configuration Error: Cannot replicate disk {LSI-1] ABS64/ABS64_1.vmdk.vmdk because its capacity was reduced.

The capacity of this drive is 60 gig and has been for years.  Any suggestions on how to diagnose this?

Running vSphere 6 essentials with current updates applied, and Veeam B&R 9.0.0.1715.

Thanks!

--Ben
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People,

Can anyone please share some explanation and the difference between the Storage Array Snapshot (HPE Lefthand) and the VMware snapshot?

Because at the moment, I've got Exchange server which is quite big in size (4.8 TB) size in total VMFS footprint, and when I look in the VMFS LUN free space on my HPE Lefthand SAN, I only have several hundreds of GB free space left. does it means the backup with Storage array snapshot will be failed or can cause the whole Storage array becoming Read Only due to no more disk space left at the SAN level ?
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Hi EE,

I've been getting this error on a Veeam backup for over 2 months now.  There is not a lot of information online, so maybe you guys can help me. This is the error that I am getting:

"Failed to prepare guest for hot backup. Error: Cannot upload guest agent's files to the administrative share [\\10.80.60.17\ADMIN$]. Cannot copy file. Source file: [C:\Program Files (x86)\Veeam\Backup Transport\GuestInteraction\VSS\VeeamGuestHelpers\VeeamGuestIndexer.exe]. Target file: [\\10.80.60.17\ADMIN$\VeeamVssSupport\VeeamGuestIndexer.exe]. CopyFile() failed. Win32 error:The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. Code: 32
Error: Cannot upload guest agent's files to the administrative share [\\10.80.60.17\ADMIN$]. Cannot copy file. Source file: [C:\Program Files (x86)\Veeam\Backup Transport\GuestInteraction\VSS\VeeamGuestHelpers\VeeamGuestIndexer.exe]. Target file: [\\10.80.60.17\ADMIN$\VeeamVssSupport\VeeamGuestIndexer.exe]. CopyFile() failed. Win32 error:The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. Code: 32"

Any help would be appreciated.
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hi experts,

 can someone look at the attached screenshot and let me know what could be the possible reason i'm getting some warnings/retries in my veeam backups?
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Hi Experts,

I am looking for some advice on backing up our VM's and hosts.

We currently have 2 hosts attached to a DAG. We have VM Essentials plus licenses. We have migrated the VM's from  the 2 hosts to the DAG.

Questions

1) Being on the DAG does this effect how backups would be work or configured using a backup solution
2) I know Veeam backup is the top solution but also see it is more expensive than Nakivo my 2 choices, would they both backup the hosts and vm's?

Thanks
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Hi

Ive restored a Windows 2008 server from a Veeam backup to a new host but when I try and start the server Im getting Windows Boot Manager, Windows failed to start. To fix the problem, 1. insert your windows installation disc and restart, 2 choose your language and click (missing txt here cant see it on screen). 3 Click Repair your computer.

I restored the same machine 2 weeks ago but didnt get this issue - any ideas guys?

Ta
SycamoreIT
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Hi People,

I'm using Veeam Backup Enterprise Plus that is capable of taking my VMware VM backup using Storage Array snapshot.
Today, I notice that my current production Exchange mailbox server is running out of disk space and to make thing worst, I cannot extend it anymore due to NTFS MBR limitation of 2 TB on the D:\

So, now, I am performing the mailbox database migration from one very large mailbox DB [PRODMBXCAS01-VM] to another mailbox DB on newly build Exchange server 2013 [PRODMBX01-VM].

Old existing Exchange Server 2013 SP1 Standard - CAS & MBX server:
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Data Center Edition
PRODMBXCAS01-VM
C:\ 80 GB - OS
D:\ 1.95 TB - Mailbox DB [15 GB remaining free disk space]
E:\ 200 GB - Transaction Logs

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New Exchange Server 2013 SP1 Standard - MBX server only:
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition
PRODMBX01-VM
C:\ 80 GB - OS
E:\ 200 GB - Transaction Logs
D:\ 300 GB - New Mailbox DB1
F:\ 300 GB - New Mailbox DB2
G:\ 300 GB - New Mailbox DB3
H:\ 300 GB - New Mailbox DB4
I:\ 300 GB - New Mailbox DB5

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So my question is:

1. Which Exchange server is safe to backup with during the business hours with no downtime or interruptions to the users while I'm performing the mailbox migration ?
2. When backing up the Exchange VMs during the mailbox migration shall I truncate the transaction logs or leave it running ?

Any help and suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365
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NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Hi EE,

First time trying to copy a Virtual Machine in Veeam. I got this error:

Processing PPCSERVER_replica Error: NFC server [192.168.x.x] is busy.
Delivery of a FILE_PUT message has failed.
Processed file: [[MSA_SANSTORE] PPCSERVER_replica_15_/PPCSERVER1.proplumb.local-flat.vmdk].
Size of the processed data: [3214295040].
Size of the file: [252330377216].
Unable to receive file.
Shared memory connection was closed.


Can you guys help me?
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What do you recommend and why?
We currently use Shadow protect on all virtuals and physicals however I am hearing that Veeam offers much more...
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Hello,

this is an old version of Veeam, 6.5 Patch 3. Unfortunately there is no current maintenance contract.

Backups appear to work fine but if I try to do a test restore of a file I get the error "failed to install guest agent control".

I have reinstalled vmtools both on the Veeam backup server and the SBS server I am trying to restore to, not helped. Google doesn't bring up anything on this error.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

Alasdair Barclay
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The SMTP on Veeam doesn't want to deliver messages.  We use Checkpoint Safe At Office 500 Internet Security Appliance.  Where do I check to see if SMTP port is being blocked?  Maybe a quick URL link for testing delivery of email of gmail messages would be helpful too.
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I'm looking into the cost of running our servers at Azure instead of locally. My current backup solution won't work in the cloud.

Azure Backup is looking incredible because of the price. Many friends recommend Unitrends or Veeam and I'm wondering why.

Is Azure Backup good enough to consider? Have you ever used it to fail back?

Thank you,
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Hi People,

After manually committing the VMware snapshot, why I got the message Configuration issues VMware Disk consolidation is needed ?
Consolidation needed ?How do I do that and is there any outage caused by doing this action to the currently running Production SQL Server VM.Yes or No ?
[root@PRODESXi23:/vmfs/volumes/55c2a2e5-112132f2-064e-8cdcd4b297d4/PRODSQL1] ls -lrth |grep -E "flat|delta|sesparse"
-rw-------    1 root     root        1.3T May 18 16:44 PRODSQL1_1-flat.vmdk
-rw-------    1 root     root        5.0T May 18 16:44 PRODSQL1_2-flat.vmdk
-rw-------    1 root     root      300.0G May 18 16:44 PRODSQL1-flat.vmdk
[root@PRODESXi23:/vmfs/volumes/55c2a2e5-112132f2-064e-8cdcd4b297d4/PRODSQL1]

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What are the best practices to protect a Veeam Cloud Backup Repository from Ransomware?
Ransomware infects not only the server, but also the local Veeam Backup repository AS WELL AS the offsite replicated backup repository.

The whole point of an offsite backup is that the data is recoverable in the event the local backups have been compromised.
Please advise.
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Hi experts
I just install veeam endpoint free edition on my server 2008 after I created usb backup rule i need to create another local backup rule but I can't find any options to create new rule
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Hi Everyone

Thought it would be easier to ask as im just wasting time searching around on the internet.

I want to use Veeam backup and replication.

I have a physical host running VMware ESXi (free version) with 4 VM servers on.

Veeam backup and replication says it will not work on ESXi free edition. But what edition/ license of ESXi do I need to buy??? ESXi free edition does everything I need, so I don't need to spend money on VMware products, licenses that I don't need... what is the minimum I can purchase to enable me to use Veeam Backup & Replication??? Is there simply a paid version of ESXi license I can buy and input the license key so I can use Veeam?
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Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure
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Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Hi People,

I've got about 8x SQL Servers VM that is used 24x7 and very big, with some of them is around 12.5 TB in single VM (multiple large VMDK):

16x vCPU
128 GB vRAM
C:\ - OS - 300 GB
D:\ - Database .MDF - 6.5 TB
E:\ - Backup .BAK & TRN -23 TB
L:\ Logs 3.1 TB

So my question is, can I just backup the C: drive and the E: drive only so that I can back it up more frequently like every 6 hours (using Veeam Backup - VM snapshot, no SQL transaction logs commit)?

Does backing up the OS and the E: drive containing the SQL maintenance backup file dump is enough to restore it functionally?

I cannot backup the whole VM due to the below concerns and stumble block:
1. Disk space for backup repository
2. Since the SQL server is very busy, sometimes when the  Veeam ABckup failed after 55 hrs of the backup job, snapshot removal process kills it for 3 hours bringing down the entire business with it.
3. Backing up the whole VM is not fast enough with VM snapshot mode.

So any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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I had this question after viewing does Veeam backup only used space inside a virtual machine?.


Does Veeam backup utilize the Deduplication on its own, or can we reduce the backup size, even more, when we use Windows Server 2012 R2 Dedupe feature for the NTFS drive ?

I am thinking to create the deduplication Veeam Backup repository on the 2x NTFS iSCSI LUN on the qnap NAS on my Veeam VM.

Is that possible to reduce the disk space used by the Veeam backup even more ?
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I've searched this forum and not found an answer to this question. I've deleted about 300GB of old files from within a Windows 2012 virtual machine running on an ESXi 6 host. If I run a VeeamZip will it only backup the portion of the VM that has files in it or will it backup the space previously occupied by the deleted data?

I believe that vSphere/ESXi will not show the available space as increasing after I do this delete until a certain process is followed (I think running the Mark Russinovich sdelete utility inside the VM and then shutting down the VM and running vmkfstools to reclaim the space in ESXi is required to fully reclaim the space in ESXi). Since Veeam has data compression built in, I wonder if it will backup only the space occupied by files inside the VM? I really don't want to follow all the steps to recover the space in ESXi and have to take the VM down if I don't have to - I'm hoping Veeam doesn't care whether ESXi sees the freed up space or not and is smart enough to backup just the used space inside the VM.

In case you are wondering, I have never run a VeeamZip on this VM and I don't really want to run 2 VeeamZips (before and after the delete) just so I can compare the size of the VeeamZip to answer this question.

Thanks in advance for any help offered.
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Hi folks. I am using the free version of Veeam and have made a VeeamZip backup of a small virtual machine and I wish to restore it to the same ESXi host but put it in a different folder on the same datastore and give it a different name. When I've restored it I wish to boot it up just to be sure that Veeam is backing up and restoring OK. BTW, this virtual machine is an old one that is powered off and is not in production. When I restore it I'll turn the NIC off for that VM since I don't want it to connect to the network.

My question is that I'm not sure what Veeam means by "Target VM folder" in the restore wizard. It won't let me change that value and it sets it at "vm" (see the wizard summary below). I've told it to use the same resource pool and datastore and told it to give the restored virtual machine a new name, but I want to understand what the "Target VM folder" exactly means before I restore this VM since there are other production VMs running on this host. I browsed the datastore in vSphere and I don't see a folder named "vm" so I'm confused. Thanks in advance for your help.

THIS IS THE SUMMARY THE RESTORE WIZARD SHOWS RIGHT BEFORE YOU DO THE RESTORE
Proxy: Automatic selection
Original VM name: Virtual Machine 1
New VM name: Virtual Machine 1 test restore
Restore point: less than a day ago (10:28 AM Tuesday 5/9/2017)
Target host: 210.110.22.209
Target resource pool: Resources
Target VM folder: vm
Target datastore: datastore1
Network mapping:
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Hello Experts - I lost power at my remote site while Veeam replications were running for two VMs.  When the power came back up it looked fine but subsequent replications are failing with the error:

Detected an invalid snapshot configuration

Some research showed that I should delete the snapshots but when I try that I get this error in VMware:

A general system error occurred:  vim.fault.genericvmconfigfault

Attempting to consolidate produces this error:

An error occurred while consolidating disks: msg.snapshot.error-NOTFOUND.

I'm not sure what I need to do at this point and would appreciate any advice, thanks!
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Hi,
I Have Veeam Backup and Replication 5.0 and I "Import Backup" using the "Index file list".
The file I am looking for is not located where it should be and I would like to do a search in all the other folders of that backup to see if it would be somewhere...
Cannot find any "FIND" button!
And what about that "Index file List" when I imported that backup: what's the purpose of that and how can I use it?
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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.