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Running backup with very little space left render QNAP NAS unresponsive
Hi,Does anybody has encountered the following odd situation: Situation (a): QNAP NAS full/over quota. When running the Veeam backup, it fails as expected reporting that the target directory is full.Situation (b): QNAP NAS with very little space (32MB left of 2TB). When running the Veeam backup, it hoses the NAS ....Top Where in the second situation the QNAP NAS can no longer be accessed. Any already attached ssh session becomes ‘stuck’ as soon as it tries to access the disk. Also the number of smb process on the QNAP NAS keeps increase over-time. I have a Windows 10 machine with Veeam 220.127.116.111 running backups remotely to a SMB shared on a QNAP with QTS 18.104.22.1684. Is there anything that I can do to prevent this from happening (i.e. actually get an error from Veeam in the second situation rather than an unresponsive NAS)?Thanks.
Error upgrading Veeam 9.5u4 to v11
Today I want to share with you a specific topic about an upgrade. After Veeam released new v12 in February, a lot of our clients ask to go up with their oldest version.I received various requests for upgrade starting from 9.5 or 9.5U4 Veeam Server. All of these are a consequence of previous updates and I start from VEEAM KB https://www.veeam.com/kb2053 to know path and best practice to do.When I start upgrade (9.5u4 as starting point) I receive this error message So at this point the only solution was remove all components and perform a fresh installation.To do this I need to be sure configuration backup was created with correct version. Ok.... starting to check versionFrom Veeam console I see correct versionFrom Programs I notice a little differenceThe console was in a previous version (v 22.214.171.1241) but config backup was correct.I was at a crossroads.... uninstall all components ad perform a fresh installation importing config backup, but they could remain useless things, or try to so
Clean Immutable Repository
Hello community.I'm testing Veeam's immutability proposal using an XFS repository on Linux. Everything works great, but I have the following doubt: How does cleaning old immutable backups work?I've noticed that the test repository is running out fast, I'm cleaning it manually as root, but I'd like to know how to deal with this situation.Thanks
Change IP for Repository?
I foolishly used an IP address for a ‘temporary test system’ which became a permanent fixture.A change of network schema means the repository is now on a new address.It does not appear to be possible to change the IP address in VEEAM (I should have used a fqdn). I could start again with new backups - but is there a method to resume backups to the same repository after re-defining it? All advice welcomed.Latest v11
No session info available on Tape properties
In version 11 we could open the properties of a tape and check on tab Jobs to see which sessions are on this particular tape. We used this to note on the case label and could keep track on which tape has the oldest data. Now we have upgraded to version 12 but this information isn't shown anymore on the Jobs tab at the Tape Properties. How can we enable this information to be shown again.We use a HP Autoloader tape library and Veeam Backup and Replication.
Veeam file browser hangs
Hi,From a backup I want to try and restore a file. We go through the process in Veeam to browse and restore files but when the file browser pop up window appears it never displays any files from the AWS instance. I left it for a long time and it’s not go that much on the instance. Any idea why this doesn’t work?As an aside, we also can’t restore any instances either so wondered if anyone would know of a paid service we are able to use to help check Veeam is set up for our AWS account correctly. I see snapshots but not much use without being able to restore them.Many thanks,Bob
So you think you have long retention requirements? Are they as long as Japan’s tax-related data requirements?
Did you know that some tax-related data in Japan has to be accessible for 100 years? I only found out as Pioneer have developed a Blu-Ray recorder and relevant media to achieve the certifications necessary to protect this data in THEORY: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/pioneer-new-blu-ray-recorder-and-bdr-promise-100-years-lifespan I say in theory because, discs break all the time, and the standard certainly doesn’t provide any tampering protection in the way of physical damage. And a multi-backup strategy is certainly still key for compliance, but it’s interesting to see an alternative to tape for long term offline retention. Will it ever catch on? I doubt it. But a good read all the same.
Pre-Job Scripts not working
I did a lot of testing with B&R 12 already and I learned a lot so far. But yesterday I ran into a new problem. I have my Backup Server which runs Veeam B&R 12 as domain administrator (using windows authentication to open and run Veeam). Then I have a backup repository on an other machine in my LAN. This machine is equiped with a Tandberg RDX drive. I run full backup jobs every day on these rotating drives. The job shall delete all backups on the disk and run a fresh full backup. This does not work for some reason. So I delete the RDX disks manually (via Windows scheduler) and considered this could be done with a Veeam Pre-Job-Script too. Well, it wont work. I use psexec64.exe to delete content on the machine with the RDX drive. The scipt (.cmd) I wrote works fine under my admin account. No problems when i launch it in cmd or simply double-click it. Script does what it shall do. For some reason this script does not work as Pre-Job-Script. I belive its a problem with a lack of pr
Free Tool - VMware Security Advisory Scanning
VMware Skyline Health Diagnostics is a self-service diagnostics platform. It helps to detect and provide remediation to issues in the vSphere and vSAN product line. It provides recommendations in the form of a Knowledge Base article or procedure to remediate issues. It uses the log files of these products to detect issues. vSphere administrators can use this tool to troubleshoot issues before contacting VMware Global Support Service. It can provide the following features:Knowledge Base article or remediation steps to resolve the issue. The summary of VMware Security Advisory Scanning. VCG/vSAN HCL Validation SummaryDownload VMware Skyline Health Diagnosticshttps://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/get-download?downloadGroup=SKYLINE_HD_VSPHEREUpload the vm-support (ESXi) logs to analyze the resultsKnowledge Base article or remediation steps to resolve the issueVMware Security Advisory ScanningVCG/vSAN HCL Validation Summary
Two Veeam backup servers using snapshot on the same Netapp system is it possible
Hi i have two entities running vcenter on the same Netapp 9.8 and sharing same NFS shares. i was wondering if it was possible to use snapshots on both veeam backup server without interfering with each other. Will both instances recognise their own stuff?
Disaster recovery option: Veeam VS SRM
Hi all, I need your help to know a specific info for the subject pillar.We are preparing proposals for a client which will have to decide a DR solution between Veeam and VmWare SRM. I know both VMware SRM and Veeam with VDRO are great products.VMware SRM is focuses on DR/BC of VM but without application aware Veeam includes application aware consistency. I add some better features than SRM for me. Failover plan with ordered start Sure-Replica LOW RPO in 2 seconds CDP feature VDRO with dynamic documentationSo I ask you which SRM features can be better than Veeam B&R? Thanks for your reply
VSPC (v7) Feature Request: Map backup jobs to customers
We run several Veeam B&R servers with multiple tenants jobs on each.Currently we manually breakdown license instanace use for each tenant.It occured to me, if we could map backup jobs to customers in Veeam Service Provider Console ( VSPC ) we could get that information quickly. In fact, we could have VSPC generate invoices for each tenant even though they are using a B&R server with other tenants.
error installing veeam agent free 126.96.36.1990
hi. i’m trying install veeam agent free over my desktop windows 11 and I have this error:=== Verbose logging started: 08/03/2023 23:04:55 Build type: SHIP UNICODE 5.00.10011.00 Calling process: C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe ===MSI (c) (90:28) [23:04:55:562]: Font created. Charset: Req=0, Ret=0, Font: Req=MS Shell Dlg, Ret=MS Shell DlgMSI (c) (90:28) [23:04:55:563]: Font created. Charset: Req=0, Ret=0, Font: Req=MS Shell Dlg, Ret=MS Shell DlgMSI (c) (90:D8) [23:04:55:583]: Resetting cached policy valuesMSI (c) (90:D8) [23:04:55:583]: Machine policy value 'Debug' is 0MSI (c) (90:D8) [23:04:55:583]: ******* RunEngine: ******* Product: C:\Users\jota\Desktop\VeeamAgentWindows_188.8.131.520\Endpoint\Endpoint\Veeam_B&R_Endpoint_x64.msi ******* Action: ******* CommandLine: **********MSI (c) (90:D8) [23:04:55:585]: Machine policy value 'DisableUserInstalls' is 0MSI (c) (90:D8) [23:04:55:591]: Note: 1: 1402 2: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur
What would be the ideal way to setup backups for our situation?
Hello to all,I would need a advice or a suggestion what would be the best way to setup our backups.We have two sites, one in Vienna, Austria and another one is in Novi Sad, Serbia.We have Synology RS3621xs+ with 80TB on both location.Currently what we have configured is that Backups are going straight to NAS in Vienna and its being sync with Synology built in app Synology Share Sync to our NAS in Novi Sad, Serbia.I tried with Veeam Backup Copy Job through WAN Accelerator but as our biggest VM is 7TB its not that efficient.Please if you have a solution or a suggestion feel free to comment. Any help would be appreciated.
VB365 v7 AMA/Takeover with Edward Watson
Hey all!I thought this would be something of your interest therefore I decided to share it in here: On March 29th at 12 pm ET ,Veeam’s Edward Watson, Principal, Product Marketing, will do an exclusive #AMA about NEW Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 v7 on the official Veeam Twitter account: https://twitter.com/Veeam. He will be answering questions about the newest features, M365 backup and more.If you have questions ahead of time, feel free to submit your questions below here in the Community Hub or use hashtag #AskVeeam on Twitter. Best, Madi
Agent for Windows 184.108.40.2060 on Windows 11: several issues
I’ve been using Agent for Windows for a long time. I’m setup to do scheduled daily Entire Computer backups to Shared Folder (on DSM) with periodic Active full backups early one morning each month, with periodic health checks one other morning each month, and with 32-days retention. It’s been rock-solid dependable. Until Windows 11, that is. On Windows 11, I’m seeing two issues:First, and most critical, is that it doesn’t seem to be respecting the periodic full backup setting or reliably respecting the 32-day retention cleanup of obsolete backups. Three months in a row now, I’ve looked the morning after the full backup was supposed to have run and found only the incremental ran--or even it didn’t run (see next issue). I’ve done full backup on request from the UI. This morning for my laptop I have at least 71 backups, full or incremental, with 33 incrementals newer than the second oldest full. The oldest full is 12/25/22--69 days old, with newer full sets on 1/30/23 (33 days) and 2/26/23
Tenant v12 to Service Provider v12
Today we updated our cloud connect server to v12. Once that was complete we upgraded two of our managed clients running Veeam backup and replication to v12.My issue is once the Tenant side was updated to v12 I am no longer able to connect to the service provider. I believe this is the related log…[14.03.2023 16:07:00.582] <117> Error A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respondBut this is only happening from tenants that updated to v12, all other tenants running v11 are able to connect without issue.We have a support case open, Case # 05943021
Manually remove Veeam components from HV host
Further to my earlier question about backing up between networks, I tried to start removing the Veeam components that are installed on the Hyper-V hosts. One of the hosts is being a real pig and will not remove with error ‘Connecting to installer service Error: The RPC server is unavailable.’ On checking, the Veeam Installer Service is not running and will not start with an errors 7009 and 7000. Trying to delete the service as per KB2263: Failed to start service ‘VeeamDeploySvc’ - The system cannot find the file specified. does not work either! Any suggestions on how to manually remove Veeam components from this host? Slight curveball is that it is Windows Server Core 2019.Thanks!
CSI Provisioner doesn't have VolumeSnapshotClass - Error
Running the https://docs.kasten.io/tools/k10_primer.sh for Kasten 10 I eventually get Validating Provisioners: driver.longhorn.io: Is a CSI Provisioner - OK CSI Provisioner doesn't have VolumeSnapshotClass - Error Storage Classes: longhorn Valid Storage Class - OK I’m running Longhorn 1.2.4 and according to this (https://kubernetes-csi.github.io/docs/drivers.html) it looks like I need v1.5 for a CSI driver? But Longhorn only goes up to 1.4.0. How do I get this rectified? This product looks extremely useful for our environment.
Per-VM Backup Chains
Hey everyone! Happy Friday 😃I had a quick question regarding Per-VM Backup chains. If I remember rightly, I think I read somewhere that in V12 it would be enabled by default. Are Per-VM backup chains now best practice? Anything to be aware of when transitioning to them on already existing backup jobs that do not utilise Per-VM backup jobs currently?Thank you!
VeeamVssHwSnapshotProviderSvc.msi with VeeamVssProviderSvc does not work on Win10.
Hi all,During the upgrade to V12 for several of our customers we received an error where we couldn’t upgrade all the components.VeeamVssHwSnapshotProviderSvc.msi with Veeam VSS Hardware Provider Service (VeeamVssProviderSvc) service inside does not work on client Windows 10 A short workaround on this: Connect to the database and perform the following statement (of course, take a backup of your database first!)delete from [dbo].[HostComponents] where id = '8A3F9C13-90F3-4B1C-A2A7-C82E6AB66E0F' It seems that not all Windows 10 installations are facing this problem. We’ll try to figure out of certain builds are involved in this. On the other hand, a fresh v12 install in Win10 works without any problems.
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