Restoring Veeam backup of virtual WS2012R2 DC fails on boot

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Restoring Veeam backup of virtual WS2012R2 DC fails on boot

Veeam Logoby riahc3 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:08 am

Hello

Im using Veeam Backup & Replication 8 and I made a backup of a virtual machine (Hyper-V) that is a Windows Server 2012 R2 and it is my domain controller. Testing my backups (thank god), I installed Windows Server 2012 R2 on another PC and enabled Hyper-V on it as well. I installed Veeam Backup & Replication 8 on that PC as well and I tried to restore the backup. It restored but when I booted it up, it gives a BSOD 0xc00002e2

Obviously, this is worthless as I cannot restore my domain controller in a disaster emergency situation.

So, how do I make a V2V clone using Veeam?
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Re: Restoring Veeam backup of virtual WS2012R2 DC fails on b

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:16 am

John, have you enabled application-aware image processing in the corresponding backup job? Any chance the VM in question is configured for high availability?
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Re: Restoring Veeam backup of virtual WS2012R2 DC fails on b

Veeam Logoby riahc3 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:11 pm

foggy wrote:John, have you enabled application-aware image processing in the corresponding backup job?

How do I do this?

foggy wrote: Any chance the VM in question is configured for high availability?

AFAIK, no.
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Re: Restoring Veeam backup of virtual WS2012R2 DC fails on b

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:14 pm

riahc3 wrote:How do I do this?

In the job settings.
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Re: Restoring Veeam backup of virtual WS2012R2 DC fails on b

Veeam Logoby riahc3 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:20 pm

foggy wrote:
riahc3 wrote:How do I do this?

In the job settings.


Im not seeing it, sorry:

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Re: Restoring Veeam backup of virtual WS2012R2 DC fails on b

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:31 pm

So you're using VeeamZIP (free version) that doesn't have application-aware image processing logic. I would expect issues on domain controller restore in this case. However, looks like there're workarounds available.
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Re: Restoring Veeam backup of virtual WS2012R2 DC fails on b

Veeam Logoby riahc3 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:11 pm

foggy wrote:So you're using VeeamZIP (free version) that doesn't have application-aware image processing logic. I would expect issues on domain controller restore in this case. However, looks like there're workarounds available.

There is no other domain controller.

Those steps are basically "start over from scratch". Its not a workaround.
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Re: Restoring Veeam backup of virtual WS2012R2 DC fails on b

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:12 pm

The solution would be to switch Veeam B&R to full functionality mode and backup domain controller with application-aware image processing enabled, as it is always recommended to do.
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Re: Restoring Veeam backup of virtual WS2012R2 DC fails on b

Veeam Logoby riahc3 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:34 pm

foggy wrote:The solution would be to switch Veeam B&R to full functionality mode and backup domain controller with application-aware image processing enabled, as it is always recommended to do.

My solution is powershell.

Turn off the VM

Do VeeamZIP

Turn on the VM
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Re: Restoring Veeam backup of virtual WS2012R2 DC fails on b

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:46 pm

If DC downtime is applicable in your scenario, then you can do that as well.
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[MERGED] problems after restoring Win2012 DC

Veeam Logoby flubber » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:48 pm

Hello everybody,
I use veeam backup to obtain fast backup images of some vm (windows 7, windows 2012,...) that are running on a Win2012 HyperV host.
I have tried to restore the backup images on abother HyperV Win2012 Core, everything worked fine without issues with windows7 vm, windows 2012 server vm, etc....
The only (but BIG) problem I have is when restoring a windows 2012 server DOMAIN CONTROLLER, when you try to boot the vm the system is not able to boot completely and go into BSOD 0xc00002e2!
Browsing the internet I found several messages saying that this is due to the fact that Active Directry is very sensible about snaphots, image cloning, etc.....so I'm start to think that maybe veeam backup is NOT able to manage live backup of a domain controller efficiently....am I right or wrong?

Did somebody of you have the same problem or a similar situation?
How did you solve?
(consider that this is the ONLY DC, so unfortunaltey I cannot follow the demote / promote server roles way......)
thank in advance for your help
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Re: Veeam B&R v5 recovery of a domain controller

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:01 pm

Provided the DC was backed up with application-aware image processing enabled, there should not be any issues during restore. So I recommend contacting technical support with this.
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Re: Veeam B&R v5 recovery of a domain controller

Veeam Logoby flubber » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:46 am

mmmhhh....maybe I forgot to tell you one important thing :oops: : I'm currently using Veeam B&R 8.0 FREE edition.....

is this "application-aware image" function available only in the full edition?

maybe I can try to create the backup image when the vm is powered off to override this issue?
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Re: Veeam B&R v5 recovery of a domain controller

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:20 am

Right, free version doesn't have application-aware image processing logic. If DC downtime is acceptable, you can backup it this way.
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Re: Veeam B&R v5 recovery of a domain controller

Veeam Logoby flubber » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:27 am

ok I'll try to create a backup during the night, and than I will try to restore on the different hyper-V node to see if the 0xc000002e2 issue persists or not

thank you very much foggy!
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