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Extract utility for test passwords


Hi !

I’m using the extract utility for test all the password of encrypted jobs and it work well. Just a problem when the password contain a double quotes (“).
I pass the good password but it seem that the extract utlity fails when we used password with double quote.

The main command i use is that one : .\Extract.exe -dir $full_dir -password $mdp

I got the error message “Password is incorrect”

obviously I already have verified the password and he is correct.

 

Does anyone have an idea ? or do i have to change all the password that contain a double quote ?


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Userlevel 7
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In my opinion a double quote is not an ideal character for passwords…

Have you tried .\Extract.exe -dir $full_dir -password ‘$mdp’  (single quotes) ?

In my opinion a double quote is not an ideal character for passwords…

Have you tried .\Extract.exe -dir $full_dir -password ‘$mdp’  (single quotes) ?

Hi,

Yes i have tried and sadly it’s not working either, in my opinion it’s just a special character and it should work like in other Veeam software

I tried other tips for escape the special character but it’s not working

Userlevel 7
Badge +6

Then I think you should open a support case.

Perhaps Veeam can provide a patch for the extract utility, if they think this is an issue….

Userlevel 7
Badge +6

Typically that is a special character not to use in passwords and Veeam will more than likely recommend changing but might also be able to help.

Userlevel 7
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Have you tried doubling the quote in the password and that the complete password is enclosed in quotes as well?

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