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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Veeam Restore Error: Copying Data from Deduplicated Volumes
Feb26

Veeam Restore Error: Copying Data from Deduplicated Volumes

KB ID 0001521 Problem If you attempt to restore items from a backup of a server where the data was stored on a deduplicated volume, you may see the following error; Copying data from deduplicated volumes requires that the console is installed on Windows Server 2012 R2 or later with the data duplication feature enabled. Restoring files from  deduplicated volumes requires that the mount server associated with the source backup...

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Veeam Backup Error: Code 1326
Aug06

Veeam Backup Error: Code 1326

KB ID 0001456 Problem Processing {Server-Name} Error: Failed to connect to guest agent. Errors: ‘Cannot connect to the host’s administrative share. Host: [{Server-Name}]. Account: [{Account-Name}]. Win32 error:The user name or password is incorrect. Code: 1326 Cannot connect to the host’s administrative share. Host: [{IP-Address}]. Account: [{Account-Name}]. Win32 error:The user name or password is incorrect. Code:...

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