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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.

I have Veeam Back Up and Replicate and the (VMware) VM's back up jobs are pointed to a local Nas.

On the Nas i can see a drive called Veeam and in there are folders that have the VM files.

In each of the folders are files, one called (Backup Name).vbm and around 12 large files with file extension .vib.

Can i copy these on to an external drive and keep the files offsite?

In the event of a disaster is it just a case of putting them back to the same folder and setting up Veeam again.
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In your environments do you have any VM's that you do not backup as a matter of course? Our admins have sent through 'what we currently backup' in Veeam but a quick cross match to a list of all servers in the domain show some servers are not being backed up at all (which may be purposeful - hopefully!). I was just interested if this is common and examples of VM's where you don't need to backup the configuration/data?

Also in your experience - how easy would it be for an admin to miss something critical in terms of VM/virtual HD in backup selections? Realistic or very rare?
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I am doing some research on the CIS top 20 controls and trying to decipher what exactly this is suggesting:
"Ensure that all backups have at least one backup destination that is not continuously addressable through operating system calls."

1) In terms of say Veeam backups what is it recommending in terms of backup destinations? What would constitute "not continuously addressable through operating system calls", i.e. if you write your backups to a NAS storage device, and those are replicated to another storage device 20 miles away, how can you determine whether that meets the criteria of something that is "not continuously addressable through operating system calls"?

2) From a basic management level perspective, what exactly is "Ensuring that all backups have at least one backup destination that is not continuously addressable through operating system calls" protecting you from/why is it so necessary?
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1) With Veeam is it common for an organisation to create a backup per VM, or could you technically bundle VM's into the same job? I am just interested in the logic behind one backup job per VM and if this is typically a usual strategy and if so why would that be?

2) Is there granular access controls to the veeam backup and replication console, and if so where specifically can you get a list of users/roles? Are these defined with the veeam console itself or integrated with the server on which the console is installed upon? E.g. windows/AD accounts?

3) Is the configuration database behind veeam backup & replication typically Microsoft's SQL Server or by default another platform?
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1) Does a veeam backup job typically constitute a 'Complete System Backups' – or is it highly configurable what the job will or will not include? E.g. could you restore the entire server (OS, App, configuration, data in a single restore operation), or does that require multiple steps?

2) Is there some form of screenshot on the veeam job properties which shows what specifically the job is backing up? I am a bit blind to the management side of Veeam Backup & Replication but need some supporting evidence from the admins for an audit.

3) Do you still do test restores of veeam backups, and what kinds of issues have you found that meant the veeam backups did not restore, or are they pretty 'faultless'? Not sure if the testing is quite an aged concept or still valid?
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are there any specific veeam security best practices in which to review our compliance against? Obviously access to backups of sensitive systems is as dangerous as access to the live copies of the data so we need to verify we have done as much as physically possible in veeam and the storage as possible to keep the backups secure.

Out of interest if you got access to the backup files but did not have a copy of the veeam backup/restore application, would they be of much use to an attacker?
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Hyper-V Cluster-management IP-adress changes mac-adress when switched from one to the the other host in the cluster. We've got Veeam running on one of the virtual servers in a hyper-v cluster and we see that Veeam is unable to access the list of virtual servers through cluster management, when it resides on the host that does NOT currently host the cluster-IP (and thus provide its mac-adress). this manifests as a network error (IP not reachable) and we're assuming this is the case since the switch involved has this IP-adress assosiated with a different mac-adress.

Is there any way to ensure that the cluster-management-IP retains its mac-adress even if it's moved from one host to another?
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I have two Exchange servers that are failing to backup using Veeam. The error is:

Exchange servers (both of them with the same error:

Failed to prepare guest for hot backup. Error: RPC function call failed. Function name: ISsnapshot in progress) Target machine x.x.x.x. RPC error, The RPC server is unavailable. Code 1722. Error: RPC function call failed. Function name: (ISSnapshotinprogress). Target machine x.x.x.x. RPC error. The ROC server is unavaialble. Code 1722


I ran vssadmin list writers, none of the writers are in an error state.



Would this issue be related to firewall ports not being accessible on the Exchange server? And if so which ones should I create an exception for?
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VEEAM error -

Unable to release guest. Unfreeze error. (backup job failed. Cannot create a shadow copy of the volumes containing writers data. A VSS critical writer has failed. Writer name: NTDS (class id xxxxxxxxxxx) Writer state (VSS_WS_failed_at_post_snapshot. Error code (0X800423F4). Error: unfreeze error (backup job failed. Cannot create a shadow copy of the volumes containing written data. A VSS critical writer has failed. Written name (NTDS) VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_POST_SNAPSHOT_ERROR Code (0X800423F4)

Tried the following:

I rebooted the server.

Ran vssadmin list writers - VSS NTDS was stable and was not in an error state.

Ran job but it failed with the same error.

Ran vssadmin list writers - the VSS NTDS was in error.

Ran diskpart  - automount - the aotomatic mounting of the drives is enabled.

Deleted .bak files in the registry in the following reg area:  HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

Rebooted the server.

Ran vssadmin list writers - NTDS VSS was stable and was not in an error state.

Re-ran job and it failed with the same error

Any assistance would be great.
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Hi,

Hope you will help or at least point me out to the right direction.

I'm using Veeam 9.5 update 4b with 5 Esxi host with Vcenter etc. I have installed Veeam on a dedicated Physical server (Windows 2019). The Disk to Disk part working absolutely fine but the problem is Disk to Cloud. I'm using Azure BLOB storage. Azure repository been crated and configured in Veeam. Also, created the SOBR (Scale Out Backup Repository).  As a testing purpose i have changed the "Restore Points to keep on disk' is set to 3. Also, set the "Move backup files older than 2 days'. Unfortunately even after 3 days the backups aren't uploaded to Azure container.

Any idea what could be the issue here?
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Dear Experts, I ran Full backup of Exchange 2016 server (Win2012R2) with Veeam 9.5 but got this error:

"Unable to truncate Microsoft Exchange transaction logs. Freeze jobs already stopped"

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another error on Offline Office server is "RPC error" like this screenshot.

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Can you please suggest? Many thanks in advance.
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Ive got a HP Prolliant ML350 Server running the free HP Build of VMware - HPE-ESXi-6.7.0-iso-Gen9plus-670.10.3.5.6 (Hewlett Packard Enterprise). The server has 2 CPUs with 8 cores per socket and 80gb of Ram. I have 3 guest running Windows 2012 server and Im trying to setup Veeam to backup the boxes but Im getting the following error in Veeam which indicates something is not right with the licensing.

Processing Main SQL Server Error: Current vSphere license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.

Sounds like the HP VMware license is the issue and I probably need at the very least an VMWare Essenttial License key - does this key have to be bought from HP or can I get it off VMWare themselves? Can I apply the license via the web gui of the VMHost?
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I'm running VMware 6.0 and Veeam 9.5.  I just noticed that my DC has over 260 snapshots.  I think Veeam is having trouble of some sort and now I have a mess.  

Consolidating is not working as the error says the file is locked.  

The VM is turned off.

I need to clean this up but consolidate and remove snapshots is not working.  Too many redo logs.

Anyone have any sage advice on how to fix?
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Windows 2012 R2

I use the Veeam Agent to backup this physical server

The Veeam Agent requires the Shadow copies to be cleared in order to get a successful backup.

I wrote a small PowerShell script to accomplish this

$LogFolder = "c:\util\logs"
$LogFile = "vss.txt"

remove-item -path $LogFolder\$LogFile -Force 

vssadmin list shadows >>$LogFolder\$LogFile
vssadmin delete shadows /all /quiet >>$LogFolder\$LogFile
vssadmin list shadows >>$LogFolder\$LogFile

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The results below.

For some reason it does not delete all the shadow copies.

This has been working for a long time and this started about a week ago.

When I run the commands manually I get the same results

vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
(C) Copyright 2001-2013 Microsoft Corp.

Contents of shadow copy set ID: {9a7fb7de-a033-498c-aa71-b1cc83f242b8}
   Contained 1 shadow copies at creation time: 11/1/2019 00:00:10
      Shadow Copy ID: {9e7a830a-ce1f-41fc-a201-28d01533feba}
         Original Volume: (C:)\\?\Volume{49475b43-1610-11e5-80b5-806e6f6e6963}\
         Shadow Copy Volume: \\?\GLOBALROOT\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1
         Originating Machine: TGCS011.our.network.tgcsnet.com
         Service Machine: TGCS011.our.network.tgcsnet.com
         Provider: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
         Type: ApplicationRollback
         Attributes: Persistent, No auto release, Differential, Auto recovered

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Dear Experts,

I restarted my PC yesterday due to a Windows Update.

Today my usb mouse and keyboard are not responding.

I plug in my usb transceiver into my laptop and they are working.

I can only teamview into my PC then I can use the keyboard and mouse.

I then saw warning on the device manager. I tried to uninstall but it does not work.

I am now trying to do a system restore as my Veeam backup cannot be done on the same hard drive.
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I had a VM server stop responding during work hours. I was unable to reset the VM due to an incomplete snapshot removal initiated by Veeam. Ultimately, we stopped that removal, rebooted the server (it wouldn't power on still even after the stopping, so I had to reboot), and got the VM up and running.

Now, I have two Veeam temporary snapshots that are showing up. It seems that one of the drives has 2 delta disks, but the other three drives have just the one. The 2 disks is likely due to the interrupted snapshot.

Veeam suggested Consolidation, which I agree with, especially since it's a database server and changes have been made, so I wouldn't want data loss. My vSphere client though is showing a "No" in the "Needs consolidation" column. I have never done a consolidation, so I'm not sure what to expect. Is this my best (only) option? Will it even run if "needs consolidation" says no? Any concerns I should have (I'll obviously do a backup beforehand.)

Thanks.
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After a power outage and my ESXI Host had a hard shutdown when I was able to bring everything back up my Veeam Backups are no longer running and I am getting the following error.

Current vSphere license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.
Error: Current vSphere license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.
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Hello Experts - I am currently running ESX 6.0 across a WAN doing replication/DR with Veeam.  I am about to add a new site that will be running ESX 6.7.  Are there any compatibility issues between 6.0 and 6.7 that will cause problems with backing up and replicating VMs using Veeam between versions?
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Running Veeam version 9 to backup VMware guests. However, how the veeam software count licence\ cost? By no.of guests backup?
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Now using Veeam to backup Vmware guests, can Veeam restore particular files only in guest?
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Hi all,
Friend of a friend dumped a laptop on me for repair. We are IT professionals, thats what we do in the evenings right?.

Anyway, any tips
Model Name                     Satellite Radius L40DW-C
Part Number                    PSLZDA-006002
OS - Win10 Home
Drive is SSD  - IDE Device TOSHIBA THNSNJ128GVNU

Machine is running really slowly.  

I have done a chkdsk c: /r and drive is OK.

Windows is up to date.

I have managed to robocopy all his data off it, however Veeam errors almost immediately when i try to backup the entire disk or volume.

The event log shows 1000's of these
Event ID: 153
Disk
The IO operation at logical block address 0x3201cee for Disk 0 (PDO name: \Device\00000025) was retried.
Event ID: 154
The IO operation at logical block address 0x6fc4918 for Disk 0 (PDO name: \Device\00000025) failed due to a hardware error.

The IO operation at logical block address 0x5834400 for Disk 0 (PDO name: \Device\00000025) failed due to a hardware error.

Any tips on how to:
Run full hardware diagnostics on this model?
Same question to test the SSD?


Any other ideas?

Cheers for any tips.
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Dear Experts, Can you suggest on this issue? We tried to convert a physical to virtual server using Veeam but got this when booting. I tried both BIOS and EFI option but it did not help?

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OS: Window 2012R2, ESXi 6.5
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Hi, i'm looking for a way to backup my virtual machines inside an ESXi 6.7 server to another ESXi server.  

I know I can Veeam or convert them over, but I was wanting to have it automaticaly run at night, like just the changed files, or even to a backup file on another server.  I wanted it to go to the same media so I don't end up with multiple of the same thing.

Thanks all.
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I wanted to give a "least privilege rights" to a backup user on my Vmware center.
That username will be entered in my newly installed Veeam server.
So I created a user name _bkpsrv and give it AD group "Backup Operator"
Then I went on my esx, right click on it , select ADD PERMISSION
I selected "Backup Operators" and selected "VMware Consolidated Backup user" and pressed OK.
Vmware-bkpop.png

Veeam still don't accept to connect using it AND WORSE, now when I right click on my esxi, most options are grayout!

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Hi,
I want to build a backup server, windows 2019, that wont be on the domain and will have Veeam and pickup my VMware infrastructure: do a windows 2019 essential licence on it will do? It is half price and I guess it would.
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Veeam

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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.