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 Failed to index guest file system. Failed to zip folder


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I have a different error- Failed to index guest file system. Failed to zip folder 'c:\users\.....Appdata\Local\Temp\GuestIndexData.zip. 

I am seeing the below warning on backup jobs. We have VEM installed so cannot disable Guest indexing. Backup will complete successfully with this warnings. Using Domain admin account for Guest processing and indexing. 

Warning :Failed to index guest file system. Failed to zip folder 'C:\Users\tn\AppData\Local\Temp\66ddcb73-b3b1-4fea-8333-ffa67ef9aace' to file 'C:\Users\tn\AppData\Local\Temp\66ddcb73-b3b1-4fea-8333-ffa67ef9aace\GuestIndexData.zip'VBRCatalog is saved in C: drive and have 386 GB free of 599 GB

VBR 12.1 version VEM 12.1

r/Veeam - Failed to index guest file system. Failed to zip folder 'c:\users\.....Appdata\Local\Temp\GuestIndexData.zip

 

Please advise.


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Hello 🙂

 

My first guess if this is across multiple VMs is your anti-virus software is locking the zip file as it’s being created to scan it, so check your AV exclusions.

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Hello @Nikks,
Do you have seen this article ?

https://forums.veeam.com/vmware-vsphere-f24/problems-with-guestindexdata-zip-t42132.html

...and Helpcenter: 

https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/em/indexing_hiw.html?ver=120

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Hello 🙂

 

My first guess if this is across multiple VMs is your anti-virus software is locking the zip file as it’s being created to scan it, so check your AV exclusions.

Confirmed AV is not blocking 

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Need to check the proxy side. Will change and see how it goes

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Need to check the proxy side. Will change and see how it goes

No luck. I changed to local proxy from automatic , still same issue. This is happening to only a set of vms, others are working with same configuration with automatic proxy.

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it is still unresolved, but i have The following errors in the log

Error (3) Failed to zip folder 'C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Temp\cf43f637-a10d-44a4-b090-18d395e73a9f' to file 'C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Temp\cf43f637-a10d-44a4-b090-18d395e73a9f\GuestIndexData.zip' (System.Exception)
[2024-06-17 20:17:29] <53> Error (3) at Veeam.Backup.Common.CZipArchiver.ZipFolder(String folderPath, String zipFilePath, Boolean deletePacked, String archiveInsideRootFolderPath, Action`1 saveProgressAction)
[2024-06-17 20:17:29] <53> Error (3) at Veeam.Backup.Core.CCatIndex.ArchiveAndCreate(String catIndexDirPath)
[2024-06-17 20:17:29] <53> Error (3) at Veeam.Backup.Core.CViGuestDiskIndexer.Veeam.Backup.Core.IGuestDiskIndexer.Index(String& outputDirPath)
[2024-06-17 20:17:29] <53> Error (3) at Veeam.Backup.Core.CViGuestCatIndexer.TryToIndex(Guid jobId, CCatIndex& catIndex, Boolean& isGuestGroupMembersAvailable, String& outputFolder)
[2024-06-17 20:17:29] <53> Error (3) Illegal characters in path. (System.ArgumentException)
[2024-06-17 20:17:29] <53> Error (3) at System.Security.Permissions.FileIOPermission.EmulateFileIOPermissionChecks(String fullPath)
[2024-06-17 20:17:29] <53> Error (3) at System.Security.Permissions.FileIOPermission.QuickDemand(FileIOPermissionAccess access, String fullPath, Boolean checkForDuplicates, Boolean needFullPath)
[2024-06-17 20:17:29] <53> Error (3) at System.IO.File.InternalGetLastWriteTimeUtc(String path, Boolean checkHost)
[2024-06-17 20:17:29] <53> Error (3) at Ionic.Zip.ZipEntry.Create(String nameInArchive, ZipEntrySource source, Object arg1, Object arg2)
[2024-06-17 20:17:29] <53> Error (3) at Ionic.Zip.ZipFile.AddFile(String fileName, String directoryPathInArchive)
[2024-06-17 20:17:29] <53> Error (3) at Veeam.Backup.Common.CZipArchiver.ZipFolderRecursively(ZipFile zip, String folderPath, String insideFolderPath)
[2024-06-17 20:17:29] <53> Error (3) at Veeam.Backup.Common.CZipArchiver.ZipFolder(String folderPath, String zipFilePath, Boolean deletePacked, String archiveInsideRootFolderPath, Action`1 saveProgressAction)

Any one know what is this Illegal characters in path error means?

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Unsure what the illegal character is in the error as the path does not seem to have an illegal character.  I might suggest at this point to contact Support for further assistance as they will be able to dive deeper in to the log files to assist.  Keep us posted.

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