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I have 3 VMWare ESXi 6.5 hosts clustered through VCSA and using a Veeam server with iSCSI NAS.

The problem is they are all currently located in our PC network/VLAN (even the iSCSI NAS although its using a completely different IP segment).

I would like to relocate all these interfaces into a different VLAN and VLAN off the iSCSI in an even more isolated network by itself.

The main question here is, "What is the process?".  There's a fair amount of documentation on doing any one of those things but little-to-no documentation on the combination package.

As many are aware, there's a, "which came first the chicken or the egg" with VMWare in that it will let you do many things but sometimes it REALLY wants them done in a specific order or you may have to start over from scratch on some components.

So ideally I would like to move the 3 hosts, VCSA and the Veeam server into our server network and move the NAS off into a separate isolated VLAN.

We're reasonably certain we'll have to redo the initiators for iSCSI but aside from that, most of this is clear as mud for the, "correct" method.
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Backing up a Windows 2016 physical server on local USB drive

Hello

I need to backup a Windows 2016 physical server on a local UBS drive
(Of course this is not my only backup as data is also backed up online)

My 2 options:
- Windows Backup 2016 integrated tool
- VEEAM agent for Windows (old name: VEEAM Endpoint Backup)

Question:
Witch solution is safer for crypto lockers?
Since our worst scenario would be that the backup USB drive will be crypted also!!

Thank you for your answer
Regards
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Dear Sir,

We had a Veeam Backup and Replication 8 and using MS SQL Server 10.50.2500 (Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition (64-bit) which is not compliance to company's policy. I had installed MS SQL Server 2014 with SP2 (12.0.5571) on another server.

Anyone have experienced how to migrate the VEEAM configure database from MS SQL Express to MS SQL Standard edition? How the VEEAM pointing to the new database server?Please help.

With regards,
Wataw
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Hi,
I am re-building my Veeam serveur moving for 4.x to 9.5 and want to be sure and safe I'm doing the right thing,

A consultant put in place a few jobs but didn't seems that sure of the configs to put.
I want a full backup set out every friday and full on-site every nights (one to a NAS and one to a local USB drive)

My main job goes to a NAS.
As 20 restore points
"Configure secondary destinations for this job" is not check
It's a Incremental
"Enable application-aware processing" is checked
"Enable guest file indexing" is checked
runs daily

got a Weekly on F: drive
1 restore point
"Configure secondary destinations for this job" is not check
Incremental
"Active full backup - Create active full backups periodically on Thursday"
This job I remove every Fridays and bring home and I rotate it using 8 hd
"Enable application-aware processing" is checked
"Enable guest file indexing" is not checked
Runs everyday at 8pm

And got a BackupCopy job called "backup on external drive"
Target is E: removable HD
31 restore points
Runs continuous

1- Is all configs efficient?
2- And is there anyway on the job "backup on external drive" I could bitlocker that drive when it is not in use.
I activated bitlocker but coudn't create a batch job that would decrypt before backup and re-crypt afterwards.

tx!
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I have a laptop that is dead but I do have a Veeam full computer backup and I wanted to restore the volume from the old laptop to the new laptop (different hardware - one is a Latitude 5580 and the new is a 5590).  I did see this article and followed it, but it's a physical laptop, not a VM:  

https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28939/HOW-TO-Perform-a-Physical-to-Virtual-P2V-Conversion-the-easy-way-from-a-computer-backup-image.html

I used the recovery media from the new laptop and restored the C:\ volume from the backup - no errors in this process but when I boot the new laptop, Windows wants to try and do a repair (Preparing Automatic Repair) but can't.  I did have to use there "manual restore" option and map the C:\ since the volume info on the old laptop is most likely different from the volume info on the new.  Any ideas?  My guess is there's something wrong with the partition so it can't boot off of it.
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Is there any free tool for backing up Exchange Online ?

For Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, does it count for number of users on Exchange online ?

At present, we have 300mailbox with total size of 1TB. Which solution is suggested ? Will backup to premise is not possible in our case due to huge amount of data move through the network.

For Veeam Backup, can it backup by incremental ?

Thx
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Hi,

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.
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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.
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Hello Board

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

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

Issue:
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 …
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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

 

 
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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 …
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About two weeks ago three of our Veeam back up jobs began failing (they've run for a few years prior to this). We get a (503 Server Not Available) error. I am able to RDP to the computer. It has a working internet connection. When i go to the web browser address, though, i get the same 503 error (i'll attach screen grab). I've rebooted the computer and the host. That did not help. Nothing has changed in our DNS/Networking and we've been using the same firewirewall for years but these servers are located on the same network.

Vmware ESXi is version 6.0.0 for the host.

Not sure what other information i should provide.

Any suggestions would be great. Thank you.
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Veeam backup fails to create a snapshot due to error: Failed to create snapshot: Backup job failed. Cannot create a shadow copy of the volumes containing writer's data. A VSS critical writer has failed. Writer name: [NTDS]. Class ID: [{b2014c9e-8711-4c5c-a5a9-3cf384484757}]. Instance ID: [{e8796d4d-5afe-446a-9648-f0fb208162c1}]. Writer's state: [VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_FREEZE]. Error code: [0x800423f2].

Writers are all stable and have no errors
Server has been rebooted and dlls have been re-registered

Disk shadow verify command shows this result:

-> set verbose on
-> set context volatile
-> add volume C:
-> add volume \\?\Volume{53357368-6671-426e-9410-8289db3d0c8f}\
-> writer verify {d61d61c8-d73a-4eee-8cdd-f6f9786b7124}
-> writer verify {75dfb225-e2e4-4d39-9ac9-ffaff65ddf06}
-> writer verify {0bada1de-01a9-4625-8278-69e735f39dd2}
-> writer verify {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
-> writer verify {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4}
-> writer verify {8d5194e1-e455-434a-b2e5-51296cce67df}
-> writer verify {2a40fd15-dfca-4aa8-a654-1f8c654603f6}
-> writer verify {6f5b15b5-da24-4d88-b737-63063e3a1f86}
-> writer verify {2707761b-2324-473d-88eb-eb007a359533}
-> writer verify {12ce4370-5bb7-4c58-a76a-e5d5097e3674}
-> writer verify {4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f}
-> writer verify {368753ec-572e-4fc7-b4b9-ccd9bdc624cb}
-> writer verify {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
-> writer verify {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
-> writer verify …
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Veeam not connect to Vcenter - connection is being actively refused - portqry says 443 is not listening on Vcenter but netstat shows that 443 is listening
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I am using esxi 6.7 and i created 3 vm. On one of these vm i installed veeam for bakup the other vm.
when i tried to connect the other vm (for backup) to veeam i get the error which i attached.

How to solve this problem?
Veam_Problem.png
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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.
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I have a 2 VMS on Esxi using Veeam to backup on local NAS.
I would like to have replication onto 3 USB Drives for offsite purposes.
how would i accomplish the Backup Copy job using the rotated media, please advise.
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Dear all,
its my first post on the forum and hopefully i am posting on the right place.

On our Productions we have 3 ESXI 6.5.0 Update 1 (Build 6765664)
ESXI01.  10.10.40.10
ESXI02 .  10.10.40.11
ESXI03 .  10.10.40.12
 
VEEAM 1  10.10.40.13
VEEAM 2 10.10.40.14
 
VEEAM1 server on ESXI02
VEEAM 2 Server on ESXI 03
 
We backup VMS are on ESXI01 on VEEAM ESXI02.
restore to ESXI01 from VEEAM1 works fine
Restore to ESXI03 from VEEAM1 is working fine
Restore to ESXI01 from from VEEAM 2 works fine,
 
Now we want to restore to ESXI02 using the VEEAM1 which is hosted on the ESXI02 its keeps erroring out.
 
11/1/2017 12:28:41 AM Error    Restore job failed Error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[SSD] PC001/PC01_0.vmdk] ( is read-only mode - [false] )
                               Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [10.10.40.11];Port: 902;Login: [root];VMX Spec: [moref=4];Snapshot mor: [4-snapshot-2];Transports: [nbd];Read Only: [false]] failed because of the following errors:
                               Failed to open disk for write.
                               Failed to download disk.
                               Agent failed to process method {DataTransfer.SyncDisk}.
                             
We have Contact VEEAM about this error but the issue appear to be a host configuration issue.
 
Can someone please point me to the right directions to get this fixed?
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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.