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Veeam issue:  Using Veeam 9.5 and I've built a replication job on a VM.  The replication is a new build.  The VM is not replicated and it does not have any snapshots.  This is basically a new build on a replication job.

The job is failing with the error: unable to access file snapshot.  nothing else.

The VM does not have any snapshots and google isn't showing me much.  normally, solving Veeam issues is fairly straight forward, but this one has me licked.

Anyone got any ideas?


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I am using a Promox VE on my local ML110 xeon 28GB 480GB SSD server. and wish to backup on my Qnap TS-253A 8GB ram nas server.

Normally I log into the local server with: URL: user id: root and then the password. but when I try to log in, it's not working: 

I downloaded nakivo for the backup.
I am trying to understand Azure Hybrid Benefits for SQL and the payments better.
It is my understanding that if I pay for a VM image w/ SQL server built-in, it's automatically counted as eligible for Hybrid-Use-Benefits(HUB). So, I would essentially be able to get the 30%+ savings just by deploying the VM and checking, 'I Have a license'.

Another way to ask this; if I deploy a WIndows 2016 Server w/SQL 2016 VM, does it come with Software Assurance, therefore allowing me the Hybrid-Use-Benefits pricing?

My CSP is saying I can save a boatload on SQL server by using Hybrid-Use-Benefits but I don't already have a license. They state that the way I am thinking is strictly for on-prem and doesn't apply to Azure! Then why have even have H.U.B. as an option?

Or is there another way to get the discounted pricing?

Do I really have Software Assurance since I lease the VM? Now this renders me available to utilize Hybrid Use benefits because I have Software Assurance?

It just seems redundant and it feels like I am missing something.

Need to understand Error and solution  if this is issue with Nagios app running on Linux server or if all resulted due to Network Glitch

Error in Alert is
"HOST CHECK_VMWARE_API.PL CRITICAL - Server version unavailable at '' at /usr/share/perl/5.10/VMware/ line 734"

What all are precautionary actions required to avoid such error alerts ?
Is there nay recommendation before we configure Nagios for N number of alerts /Devices /VMware /vCentere  
How actually load is decided before we configure nagios for monitoring
Need to understand the attached PSOD i received for one of my Esxi HOST Version 6.5 U1[5969303]

How to Diagnose and Fix such issues coming with PSOD or if VMSupport is only option we have
VMware displayed fan hardware error message but HP Proliant never ever shows any diagnostics errors when running the full hardware diagnostic at boot.  We have had periodic issues of server shutdowns a couple times a year w/ again no diagnostics errors but this particular one caused a couple virtual machine to get really corrupt to the point we had to perform a Veeam restore.  Anyway, here's the message below from VMWARE about a hardware fan issue but I don't understand why I can't any event logs or diagnostics to reveal a fan error too.  I ripped out the chassis panel and all four fans are blowing hard, no signs of slowing down.  I really don't this type of corruption to happen again causing catastrophic to their most application in the environment.  Any ideas of what needs replacing?  Is this masking a motherboard issue?   I am purchasing 4 fans that are not HP as a start. HP stopped selling for this particular Proliant unit.

How do I mount a local drive or ISO to VMware® vSphere 6.5 with the web interface?

I'm trying to repair one of the ISO that stuck into a boot loop
This is in planning to setup a new VMware-base virtualization that comprises of 4 ESXi 6.5 hosts. All of the current physical servers, some SuSE and remainder MS Windows servers have to be migrated to virtualization. There are few pair of dual-host cluster using MS Windows clustering with shared storage. I heard that you actually can forget about migrate the clustering functionality, indeed, use the VMware's features, such as (but not limited to), HA, vMotion, or even vsan, and other; to "take over" the ms clustering.  Is that true? What would be the best choices to migrate this dual-host MS Windows Clustering into VMware virtualization and how?

thanks in advance
Hi All

Hope someone can help me. I have a server running with Hyper-V Server 2012 with a Windows VM running on it.

I need to be able to redirect the physical COM port of the server to my VM.

How does one go about doing that?
I have 6 Active directory server (windows 2003 SP3) in 3 different locations (2 servers each site).
They are VM, VMWARE 5.0.  
Friday 4/1 the VM's storage has crashed and I must restore the image of Server-AD1 and Server-AD2.
But now both server do not work: there are several error  in AD service ID1308 and Reply service ID13508.
I tried to resolve with repadmin /removelingeringobjects command but without any result.
Could you help me
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Storagepools vs Raid 10.
Hi. We are setting up a physical server (not running Hyper-V) to act as a Domain controller and a SQL server.
Plan is to use 8 x 600GB drives (SAS) sat up in Raid 10 (using onboard Raid controller - HP ML 350 Gen10 server)
Divide in 2 partitions C: for Win 2016 and D: for SQL data.

Not familiar with storagepools.
Is an option to use 2 disks in a mirror (created on raid controller and create a Storage Pool in File manager after windows is installed.
Looking for max r\w but also safety in case of disks crashing.

This setup may also be used for single Hyper-V host as well?

Happy for any suggestions
I created an EC2 instance.  I created a lifecycle manager policy to create up to 3 snapshots of the instance Volumes, and create a new one every 24 hours.  

My question is, Do I have to do any more in terms of Backing up the VM?
Dear Team, I got this code: 0x8056530c when configured Data Deduplication in Server 2012R2. Can you suggest? Many thanks!

Enable-DedupVolume : MSFT_DedupVolume.Volume='D:' - HRESULT 0x8056530c, Data deduplication encountered an unexpected
error. Check the Data Deduplication Operational event log for more information.
At line:1 char:1
+ Enable-DedupVolume D:
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (MSFT_DedupVolume:ROOT/Microsoft/...SFT_DedupVolume) [Enable-DedupVolume],
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : HRESULT 0x8056530c,Enable-DedupVolume

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Hello All,

I am need of doing some server virtualizing... However my problem is that most of my physical servers are OEM licenses and i hear the Physical to Virtual tools will fail on OEM licensed servers? My question is can i just buy non OEM licenses and apply them to the server so that they no longer show OEM? I assume i can just go into the activate license option on the servers and change the key and apply?

Anyone have any insight if I can do that or not? I have 5 servers that are a mix of 2008r2 and 2012r2 that i need to virtualize and it would my much quick to use the tool to convert and image to my new AHV solution rather than build a new server and migrate each server 1 by 1.

Any insight is greatly appreciated.
In my new place, VM admin is running  few VMs with more than a month old snapshots. Everything are running ok as par as they concern.  These are small appliances. I read VMware article and it says that not to keep more than 72 hours, but, it did  not to mention the serious issue by keeping the snapshot other than the data store space.
Can we keep the VM with snapshot for long time? if not, what will  happen other than snapshot size?
On starting up an VM installed in VMware workstation 15, I get the following error message VM error message. How do I resolve this?
I'm moving files over to a new MacBook (to decommission the old MacBook).  I copied over the VM from the old to the new, power on the VM and get this message:  The target host does not support CPUID faulting.

I can't seem to find much info about it...
We are using Windows 10 in a office environment and will soon go to office 365.  How can I remove the unnecessary software from Windows 10.   Also this will act as a golden image for Hyper-V VDI.
Dear Support,

Good Day,

Converted Physical server (win 2008 R2) to VM  after that I can't access the server via network places (\\servername or IP\c$  or Shared Folders), but I can access the server via remote desktop, from this server I can access all the servers shared folder and so on.... could you please tell me what to do...

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Dear All

          i have an network issue with my esxi 6, and one of the new installed server 2012 network card got problem, i can not ping this server 2012 unless i restarted or manually disable and network card and enable it again, then it will work, and it will can not ping again after 2 - 3 days, any idea what goes wrong with the network on this vm ? and other vm which running on this esxi got no issue at all, any help would be appreicated.


MVMC Connection Option Screeb Warning on Summary ScreenConvertion Process Screen
 I am trying to convert Windows 2003 Server running virtual machine "FS1_W2003-recovered"  in VMWare ESXi server into Hyper-v virtual machine using Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter and have some questions:
 (1) In Connection option screen, I am not sure if the message means or applies to my situation?
 (2) In Connection option screen, why I can't select "On" for "Final state of source virtual machine"?
 (3) In Summary Screen, should I be concerned about the warnings (1. OS not supported  2. having one USB device) ?
(4) In Completion screen, I see "Uninstall tools" on the 3rd line. I assume it will uninstall VMWare tools? If so, why does it do that? Will it alter or harm existing VMWare VM in any shape or form?  This is where I CANCELLED the conversion because I was not sure what would happen to source VM.
It is Customer decision using SSO id which r configured as service accounts to run schedulers  for monitoring and backup.

So need to set Non expiry for such ID , while default expiry for all SSO Ids is set to 90 days

Can we Set Non Expiry for perticuler ids ? as no option available in web clients

VC Version is  6.5 [vCenter Server 6.5 Update 1d      2017-12-19      7312210] @Windows Server 2012

I did found one URL and tried the same for individual id

URL is -

Performed it like..
./dir-cli user modify --account srv-my-user --password-never-expires
Enter password for administrator@vsphere.local:
Password set to never expire for [srv-my-user]

still am getting pwd expiry  days left message when login to my vc with that id?

How can we verify if this is valid solution?
Can we make those ids working for schedulers but not allowing to login to vc ?

I have a windows 10 1803 guest activated with a KMS key that activates other windows 10 clients.  It has been working fine the last few weeks since I built it.  Today I did an upgrade to 1809 and was successful, but was no longer activated.  The partial product key displayed is not part of my KMS key.  I have removed the vm and in the process of restoring from backup prior to the update.  I have done other 1809 updates with no issues.  Any idea why it seemingly lost its key?  KMS activations are very limited so i don't want to be doing this every 6 months with a new update.  Everything I've found around lost activations relates to users that have upgraded from windows 7 or 8.1; this was a clean install.
Hey Experts,
Please help!
This is an odd issue and I hope I can explain it properly.

We are small MSP who has inherited a client.
The client is Graphic Arts producer and the bulk of the data is Adobe stack files or photo/video related files.

The primary file server is a Windows server 2008R2 VMware virtual machine with most patches applied as are available.
The primary data drive, on this server, is a 10TB iSCIS drive LUN mapped from NetApp.
The NetApp filer is the same year as the server, at least 5 years old.

There is an archive drive for offloading completed project data. This is supposed to be done monthly.
Archive device is a Synology DiskStation with 40TB storage and the latest patches.

The users move project folders to another drive on the primary data drive called "ToBeArchived".
This data is moved to the Synology during a script that runs at midnight.

Out of 300GB files, there is usually 50GB of files that cannot be copied or moved to the Synology (or a secondary Synology), consequently the script never completes.
This issue occurs when scripting or manually attempting to migrate files.

The error is indicative of a permissions issue but as discussed, another file from the same folder with the same individual permissions can migrate without issue.
These files can be copied/moved to any other Windows server on the network, and any other Windows drive.
From the other Windows server the error persists.

I recently tried to check the status of a server which ties into VMWare.  It was showing errors and unable to connect to the VCenter server.   I logged onto the server and tried to connect to VCenter.  Explorer just gives me a certificate error and Firefox allows me to logon but I get the following message on top and it never populates any data.

Could not connect to one or more vCenter Server Systems

I have seen quite a few references to this issue on 5.5 but nothing I could find for 6.5

We are running VCenter 6.5 on a Windows 2012 R2. server






Virtualization is the act of creating a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, including (but not limited to) a virtual computer hardware platform, operating system (OS), storage device, or computer network resources. Virtualization is usually the creation of a system that executes separate from the underlying hardware resources, or the creation of an entire desktop for systems located elsewhere, similar to thin clients.