CBT bug on Revert Snapshot

Veeam has found a new bug in VMware Change Blocking Track (CBT) that can/will corrupt backups. When doing a revert on a snapshot, the CBT “QueryChangedDiskAreas API” will return incorrect data, to the backup solution. VMware has published a KB71155 about the problem and says that this i is working as designed! So the solution/workaround […]

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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3a Released

Veeam has released Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 3a, which has support for VMware vSphere 6.7 and VMware vSphere 6.5 U2 preliminary support. What's new: Platform support VMware vSphere 6.7 support. Includes the new HTML5 version of vSphere Web Client plug-in for Veeam Backup & Replication, and asynchronous NBD/NBDSSL support for improved read performance of network transport […]

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Veeam and vSphere 6.5 Update 2 / 6.7 support

At the moment Veeam does not support VMware vSphere 6.5 Update 2 and vSphere 6.7. What this means is that you have to be carefull when doing patch if using VMware vCenter Update Manager or other, because this could break your image backup. Veeam has identified issues with this releases, that relates to the VDDK api and possible also the […]

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Veeam SAN mode Backup failure

I was troubleshooting a strange Veeam backup problem. I could not get Veeam to do SAN mode backup. The installation was. vCenter 6.5 Update 1c ESXi 6.5 update 1 Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 2 Backup server Windows 2012 R2 Backup Proxy server Windows 2016 Subsystem Device Driver Device Specific Module 2.5.0.0 storage IBM Storwize V7000 FC Hyperswap VMFS-6 […]

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Re-register VM without getting a new MOREF

I have see some VMware admins, that do a un-register / register of VM's if a host fails, and HA is not used, or for some reason fails. I have also see VMware admins remove ESXi hosts from the cluster to get the VM's un-registered. The problem with this method is that the VM will get a […]

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Veeam Proxy HotApp failed (error 13)

I have installed en new Veeam installation, into a vSphere 6.5 environment, and created 2 new virtual Veeam Proxy servers. After creating them, i added a extra SCSI adapter to the Backup Proxy, and the backup jobs began to do "failling over to network.png". I the logs on the Veeam Proxy servers i found multiple "error 13" […]

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VMware Appliances and Backup Strategies

VMware has are using a lot of Virtual Appliances to there products, but there are different backup strategies for them. I have compiled a list of some of them here and their options. Supports quiesced snapshot: Most appliances supports this, but not all, always check before usingquisced image backup. vSphere vCenter Appliance 6.0 and 6.5  6.0 : https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60 6.5 […]

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Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0 (Public BETA)

You can now sign up for the Public Beta of the Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0. System requirements Hardware  CPU: x86-64 processor architecture.  Memory: 2 GB RAM.  Disk Space: 150 MB for product installation.  Network: 1 Mbps or faster. High latency and reasonably unstable WAN links are supported.  System firmware: BIOS or UEFI.  Drive encryption: […]

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vSphere 6.5 Backup Interoperability

We are still waiting for the backup vendors to support vSphere 6.5. At the moment VMware VDP 6.1.3 and Veritas Backup Exec 16 has support. Veritas Backup Exec 16 does not support vSAN 6.5 (see the Software Compatibility list here: https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000115689) Veritas NetBackup 7.7.3 has a limited support, see here. https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/article.000116592 Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 1 will have support and is […]

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Veeam Backup Job twice a day, not at 12 AM and 12 PM

I had a customer that want's to run a backup twice a day, but if you choose to do it Periodically every 12 Hours, like this.   But this vil make the job run at 12 AM and 12 PM, you can set an offset for up to 59 Minutes. My customer want's to run the […]

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