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A server can be replicated on Veeam Backup and Replicaiton 9.0. Retry few times but get the same error. Any idea ?

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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)
ESXI02 .
ESXI03 .
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: [];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?
Dear Experts, we got this error and could not login to vCenter: (Vmware 6.5)

Could not connect to one or more vCenter Server systems:

Also, a host has invalid VMs like this attached picture.

Could you please suggest?
Veeam B&R 9.5
Windows 2012 R2 Veeam Server
Windows 2012 R2 Veeam Proxy Servers have 4

When Backup runs from Veeam B&R I get this event id 157

Log Name:      System
Source:        disk
Date:          10/18/2017 8:07:12 PM
Event ID:      157
Task Category: None
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Disk 1 has been surprise removed.

This happens on all servers I listed above.  

Would like to know if I can suppress this event

I applied KB2955164  no change

I ran diskpart automount disable    and diskpart automount scrub     no change

Has anyone figured this one out?


Is anyone here using AutoDesk Vault and if so, how are you backing up your Vault instance(s)? I am told that AutoDesk only recommends a particular backup solution (Symantec I think) but we're getting ready to move the Vault instance over from a standalone physical box to a VM. I would really prefer (after the migration) to back it up using Veeam along with all our other VMs in our vCenter. However, because Vault uses a SQL backend, I have been told that I may want to also do something specifically with the individual SQL databases in addition to our normal backup ... and that this may very well be the reason why AutoDesk recommends a specific backup solution for it. So I need to know how others are doing it.

In addition, we would love to be able to share certain files stored in our AutoDesk Vault with a partner or two and we are not quite sure how to even approach that, so if anyone on here has any experience in using the AutoDesk Vault product and sharing Vault files from it, it would also be great to hear how you guys do it.
Backup was running fine for a couple of months until recently. Error: VSSControl: Failed to freeze quest over network, wait timeout.

Restarted server, repaired SQLVSS Writer, increased timeout as recommended by Veeam, changed service to domain administrator, VsPhere able to take snap and another backup software able to do application aware backup.

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:]. Storage display name: [LOCALSTORE]. Failed to create NFC download stream. NFC path: [nfc://conn:,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
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.

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.


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

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

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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: 

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
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: [];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="" 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: [];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="" authdPort="902" vicPort="443" />

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!
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
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 [\\\ADMIN$]. Cannot copy file. Source file: [C:\Program Files (x86)\Veeam\Backup Transport\GuestInteraction\VSS\VeeamGuestHelpers\VeeamGuestIndexer.exe]. Target file: [\\\ADMIN$\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 [\\\ADMIN$]. Cannot copy file. Source file: [C:\Program Files (x86)\Veeam\Backup Transport\GuestInteraction\VSS\VeeamGuestHelpers\VeeamGuestIndexer.exe]. Target file: [\\\ADMIN$\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.
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...
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.
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?
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'
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?
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 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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