Veeam: ‘Error Storage Not Initialized’
Nov06

Veeam: ‘Error Storage Not Initialized’

KB ID 0001614 Problem I got tasked with looking at a failover plan for a customer recently, but I noticed their replications were failing, two of the VMs in the replication job were repeatedly failing with; Error: Storage not initialized Solution This took a while to get to the bottom of! Essentially the problem was the ‘Metadata’ for these two VMs was either corrupt or could not be written to. So to fix the problem, the...

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Cant Add Repository to a Scale Out Backup Repository?
Oct17

Cant Add Repository to a Scale Out Backup Repository?

KB ID 0001611 Problem When adding repositories to a Veeam Scale Out Backup Repository you may see this error; Unable to add extent {Repository-Name} because it serves as the target for one or more job types which are not supported by a scale-out backup repository Selecting ‘Show jobs’ shows; Backup-Configuration-Job Solution If you didn’t already know, the Backup-Configuration-Job, is a backup of the Veeam database...

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Veeam: ‘Failed to open disk for read’
Jul29

Veeam: ‘Failed to open disk for read’

KB ID 0001577 Problem EVERY VMware Job in Veeam failed with the following error, (for every Guest VM); Processing SERVER-NAME Error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[DATASTORE-NAME] SERVER-NAME/SERVER-NAME.vmdk] ( is read-only mode – [true] ) Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [ESXi-SERVER-NAME.DOMAIN-NAME.COM];Port: 443;Login: [administrator@.vsphere.local];VMX Spec: [moref=vm-231];Snapshot mor: [snapshot-288575];Transports:...

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Veeam Virtual Labs & SureBackup
Jul01

Veeam Virtual Labs & SureBackup

KB ID 0001572 Problem If you require a ‘Virtual Lab’ for testing patches or config changes, on copies of your live servers, or simply want to test the ‘integrity’ of your backups, then this is the post for you! Licence Requirements: SureBackup and On Demand Sandbox require Enterprise Plus Veeam Licensing. Host Licences: Hosts that are only used for SureBackup  / On Demand Sandbox DO NOT NEED Licences, (in...

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Veeam: Restore/Migrate vSphere VM to Hyper-V
May22

Veeam: Restore/Migrate vSphere VM to Hyper-V

KB ID 0001559 Problem I saw this question asked on EE the other day, and while I’ve done Migrating from vSphere to Microsoft before, I’ve never really tried with Veeam. Migrating and Restoring vSphere Machines to Azure is easy, but what about Hyper-V? Solution Natively with Veeam Backup and Restore, the only way to do this, is to perform an Agent Based backup of your VMware VM. If you are unfamiliar with doing this,  you...

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Veeam: Error No Backup Proxy is Available
Apr29

Veeam: Error No Backup Proxy is Available

KB ID 0001540 Problem I was asked to take a look at this by a colleague; Unable to allocate processing resources Error: No backup proxy is able to process this VM due to proxy processing mode restrictions. Solution This is a pretty generic error to be honest, at first glance it would look like the proxy either needed more CPU/RAM, (or another proxy adding altogether). However  and the root cause was the Veeam server was attached to...

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