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Veeam-NFS


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Hey guys,

Are there any internal components in veeam software for NAS repository?

I recently faced an error in customer environment where the backup copy job resulted in an error saying “Can’t call Remote Procedure Call for NfsIsExist “


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You can configure a repository on a NFS share. It is perhaps not the most advisable solution, but it works.

Do you have some more information about the error? Some logfiles?

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The repository was in unavailable state. So it showed can’t connect to target repository.

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Sorry, with this little information it is hard to say anything about this. Could be a network or permission issue.

Did you open a support case with Veeam?

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The repository was in unavailable state. So it showed can’t connect to target repository.

That would do it and cause the error.  Glad you figured it out.

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Hi @Anandu, you need a gateway server when you deploy an NFS shared repository so you need to review which server is configured as the gateway server, if this isn’t your VBR server, how’s the communication between them? For an actual backup you’ll need to validate proxy to gateway server communication but this seems to be a prior step you’re failing on. More information here on gateway server: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backup/vsphere/nfs_share.html?ver=110

 

Check the following:

  • Are you targeting the NFS share as an IP address or a DNS record? Are they correct and connectable from both VBR server and gateway server?
  • Have you confirmed firewall communication is okay between VBR and gateway server? Have you then confirmed firewall okay between gateway server and NFS?
  • Have you tried manually using an NFS client from the gateway server to confirm it works?

 

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