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I recently updated Veeam Backup and Replication from 9.0 update 2 to 9.5 update 2. Since completing the update my nightly backups have started having multiple backup failures on random guest OS running Windows. I run VMware ESXi 5.5 backing up to HP StoreOnce using CIFS. There were absolutely no VSS errors prior to the upgrade to Veeam 9.5. The guest systems having issues are a mix of Windows server 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 and Windows clients 7 and 8.1. There are three different backup jobs, each has guests experiencing the issue. I also have two 2003 servers that have not experienced the issue.

I have contacted Veeam support and provided event logs from a few target systems and Veeam Backup and Replication. They have told me to contact Microsoft stating it is a VSS issue and not Veeam. Microsoft will only test one guest per incident for this which does not help resolve the issue.

I am curious if anyone else running Veeam Backup and Replication has upgraded to 9.5 and experienced these issues, if so have you been able to resolve the problem?

Also important to note, for the backups that fail on first run, some succeed on first retry, those that fail on first retry succeed on second retry. I have not had any systems that have not had a successful backup after 3 attempts, this tells me Windows systems are ok otherwise I would expect the backup to fail every time.

On Windows machines that experience the error the following event log entry is found:

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Nothing ever in the clear!
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Nothing ever in the clear!

This technical paper will help you implement VMware’s VM encryption as well as implement Veeam encryption which together will achieve the nothing ever in the clear goal. If a bad guy steals VMs, backups or traffic they get nothing.

Are there any requirements for Veeam to have iSCSI connectivity for Instant Restore or back of storage?
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HI EE,

I am using Veeam Backup and Replication to perform some backups of some linux based VMS. Recently, I started getting this error below:

Getting VM info from vSphere
Error: DiskLib error: [16].No file exists for given path -- File open failed: Could not find the file --tr:Failed to start file downloading.
VMFS path: [LOCALSTORE] /vmfs/volumes/54c79103-71bdf1a2-4420-001f295aced9/Generic/generic.vmx].
--tr:NFC storage connection is unavailable. Storage: [stg:54c79103-71bdf1a2-4420-001f295aced9,nfchost:ha-host,conn:10.10.1.11]. Storage display name: [LOCALSTORE]. Failed to create NFC download stream. NFC path: [nfc://conn:10.10.1.11,nfcho

so far I have deleted the VMs from the backup job and readded them, created new backup jobs, but I still get the same error message
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The is using Veeam agent for Windows. The setup and configuration is straightforward, and the backup works perfectly. However, found that the retention policy doesn't work. Please see the configuration as attached. I use the default 14 days for retention. Besides this, the Active full backup is enabled too. However, the end result is, backup images of older than 14 days are still there. What's went wrong, and how to get this retention works?

Thanks in advance.
VEEAM-agent-for-Windows-Config.pdf
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People,

My Exchange Server 2013 DAG mailbox (Passive) cannot truncate the transaction logs with the below error as I can see from the backup software (Veeam):

The server name: PRODMBX01-VM
Unable to truncate Microsoft Exchange transaction logs. Details: Failed to call RPC function 'Vss.FinishSnapshot': Error code: 0x800401fd. Failed to invoke func [FinishSnapshot]: Object is not connected to server.

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This is the result of the vssadmin list writers command:
Writer name: 'Microsoft Exchange Writer'
   Writer Id: {76fe1ac4-15f7-4bcd-987e-8e1acb462fb7}
   Writer Instance Id: {678f3888-9335-4294-81af-cbde9348672c}
   State: [1] Stable
   Last error: Retryable error

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As at the moment, there is no Active mailbox DB running in PRODMBX01-VM so it only holds a passive copy.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Note:

What's the impact when running this command below during the business hours:

diskshadow
set verbose on
set context volatile
add volume \\?\Volume{3c8d1bcb-9d95-11e5-80b0-806e6f6e6963}\
add volume X:
add volume C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1
begin backup
create
end backup

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Source: https://www.veeam.com/kb1980
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We've been getting  Veeam warning alerts in email, "Production datastore STORG1 is getting low on free space (2.4 TB left), and may run out of free disk space completely due to open snapshots". How do I adjust Veeam to disable this alert or increase the threshold? If I see it at 10% (for example), should I increase to 20% to prevent these alerts from triggering? We are aware we are running low on storage, but will not increase storage until end of year. By the way, this has nothing to do with VM snaphots.
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On a SharePoint farm when users do search following error is being logged in ULS log:
Fetching app info failed: Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Query.SearchServiceNotFoundException: The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service.    
 at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchServiceApplicationProxy.GetProxy(SPServiceContext ServiceContext)    
 at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.WebControls.SearchCommon.GetSearchCenterUrl()

I ran the "Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplication" & "Get-SPEnterpriseSearchServiceApplicationProxy" commands and they returned no results.

On another farm with similar setup I get results for these commands.

This has happened after windows patching and subsequent reboot.
So I am thinking that after the patching somehow the search application has had issues.

Following article gives instructions on how to restore search application but when I went to the backups in Central administration it had no history:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee748654.aspx 

We do backups of the farm with Veeam. Has anyone done a restore of search application from Veeam?

Or is it better to create new search application and proxy?
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Try to restore a Exchange 2010 to a pst with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0

It keep staying in the status of 100%, although I have already waited for few hours.

I have tried several times but get the same result. Any idea ?

Restore PST
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we tried doing VM datacenter migration from one source to another of one of 140 GB machine using Veeam 8 and it gave errors below.

13/08/2017 10:46:13 AM :: Copying VM files Error: Client error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[DCHD] PMServer/PMServer.vmdk] ( is read-only mode - [false] )
Failed to open VMDK.
Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [10.0.0.254];Port: 902;Login: [****];VMX Spec: [moref=25];Snapshot mor: [25-snapshot-1];Transports: [nbd];Read Only: [false]] failed because of the following errors:
Failed to replicate content of the disk [vddk://<vddkConnSpec><viConn name="10.0.0.254" authdPort="902" vicPort="443" /><vmxPath vmRef="24" datacenterRef="h


13/08/2017 11:30:48 AM :: Failed to process VM 'PMServer' at 2017-08-13T113048 Error: Client error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[DCHD] PMServer/PMServer.vmdk] ( is read-only mode - [false] )
Failed to open VMDK.
Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [10.0.0.254];Port: 902;Login: [****];VMX Spec: [moref=25];Snapshot mor: [25-snapshot-1];Transports: [nbd];Read Only: [false]] failed because of the following errors:
Failed to replicate content of the disk [vddk://<vddkConnSpec><viConn name="10.0.0.254" authdPort="902" vicPort="443" />
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Hello!

We are looking for the best strategy for backing up a Domino 9 server. We have done a little research and it appears that Domino 9 is not VSS aware so our concern is that we will have trouble backing up the live database. We would like to use a tool like Veeam or StorageCraft so that we can capture the whole image of the server as well as the files and database. For most applications this has never been an issue, but now that we are tasked with backing up Domino we're a little stuck. We opened a case with IBM's Domino support and the tech basically told me to copy the contents of the data drive to a safe folder elsewhere. Wow. Could we get some guidance here?  Thanks!
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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,

Does Veeam backup support storage virtual machine (svm) backup? We have file shares (13 TB, via both NFS and CIFS) configured via svm in Netapp 8020 storage and can access from servers/clients using UNC path.

I have found the article "https://forums.veeam.com/veeam-backup-replication-f2/back-up-a-cifs-share-t8490-15.html" which says in Veeam B&R 9 we can select the file share UNC paths as source and do a file copy job. But this doesn't support incremental and full backup methods and we need to take a 13 TB copy backup daily. Is there any improvements in Veeam 9.5.

Could someone advise a more feasible solution to this.

Regards
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I have a Veeam setup - 2 HV hosts, backing up 8 machines via Veeam.    That is all working fine.

For a special project we are bring in an 8TB NAS drive (QNAP) that will be added to the domain and users will access the files. (current plan is they will access the NAS directly via domain auth)

What is the best way for me to backup that data to the existing Veeam infrastructure?
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I have veeam standard running in one location wich produces monthly backups. Instead of transporting the backup device backwards & forwards I want to be able to use Veeam backup copy.
I have installed a trial of VEEAM enterprise on a server in my office
setup WAN accelerators for local &the remote office (running standard)
I can import backups from the remote repository into the enterprise version
But I cannot get a backup copy job to run...
if I select the virtual machine from the infrastructure - all I get is no restore points. I have left it running continuously  & with the monthly backup finishing it still said no restore points
Enterprise does not pickup the VM from the imported backups
There is no local backup job to import it from as the backups are run on the standard version in the remote office.

All I want to do is copy the monthly backup from one office to another using the WAN accelerators as we have very constrained bandwidth in one location
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Two Windows 10 64-bit OS computers are unable to backup to a QNAP TS-451 NAS while these laptops are connected to the Wi-Fi while running the free version of Veeam v.2 (see the screenshot).

However, these same two laptops are able to backup just fine while their Wi-Fi is disabled and they are plugged in with Ethernet cables on the same network.

What can be done to fix this issue so that these two laptops will be able to backup to the NAS while connected to the Wi-Fi and without being plugged in with network cables?

WI-FI-BACKUPS-FAIL
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Hi Experts,

We are running nightly onsite backups for our server (DC + File Server) using Veeam, and I want to store an offsite copy of these backups on AWS. What AWS Service should i go for? Do you have any documentation or KBs i can refer to for setting this up?
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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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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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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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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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Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409
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Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Overview about my infra:
I have Host Hyper-V 2012 R2 and File Server Cluster installed in this host
So I have 2 nodes and 2 Disks VHD connected with iSCSI (DATA and QUORUM)
I want to Know how i can create the backup job under Veeam to ensure the backingup of my Full Cluster Configuration
2 nodes + thier vhd disks
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Dear All

               I have received this error in veeam, any idea ? any help would be appreciated !
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Keith
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We have encountered a very strange issue with our ESX4 recently. We've been using VEEAM for replication from one ESX to another ESX, and it's been working for a very long time without any issue.

Recently, one of the guest VM failed the VEEAM replication repeatedly. I tried to do a clone from the vCenter (v5.5) but it failed as well.

But somehow it's only happening on one particular guest VM. I tested on other guest VM in the same datastore, cloning to the same destination ESX, and it was working just fine.

So far, i tried following approaches but all failed

Ran VM Converter again on the problematic VM.
  • Tried to clone the new VM.
  • Tried cloning to a different ESX
  • Tried cloning while the guest VM was turned off
  • Migrated the guest VM to another ESX and another datastore

All of the above failed at the end. I also checked the vpxa.log on the esx host, it had some error logs as following. However, I couldn't find any useful information on the web regarding these log messages. Btw, there's no changes on our network environment whatsoever recently. I don't understand why it's only happening on one particular VM. Any help is much appreciated!


NfcNetTcpWrite: timed out waiting for socket to be ready (101) [NFC ERROR] NfcNet_Send: sending 272, only 9 bytes made it [NFC ERROR] NfcFile_SendMessage: hdr send failed: [NFC ERROR] NFC_NETWORK_ERROR

[F7E1F5C0 info 'DiskLib'
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I get the error within VEEAM:

Error: Can't delete replica when it is being processed.

I get this error when trying to replicate a copy to another vsphere environment.

I am using VEEAM 9.

Does any one have any idea what the message mean and how I can fix this?
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Hi Experts,

I am using Veeam backup and replication 9 to backup my domain controller and file server on site. I want to setup veeam to copy backed up data to AWS Storage Gateway once a day. I tried to follow this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f6NWEs4EeE. It has started backing up, However the transfer rate is as low as 3Mbps. Am I doing something wrong here? Is there any setting that I need to change here to fasten up the offsite backups?
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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.