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Cloning Jobs

Veeam Logoby tocallaghan » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:47 pm

Hi! Long time listener, first time caller.

I just have a quick question. Or at the very least I hope it's quick.

I'm using php curl to talk with the Veeam API, and for the life of me I can't seem to successfully send a POST request to clone a job. My question isn't so much how to do it with PHP, but what would the following error tell you in response to my post request?

<snip>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Error Message="Unable to deserialize XML body with root name 'Binary' and root namespace '' (for operation 'CloneJob' and contract ('IEnterpriseRestService', 'http://www.veeam.com/ent/v1.0')) using XmlSerializer. Ensure that the type corresponding to the XML is added to the known types collection of the service." StatusCode="500"

.....

</snip>

I've verified that I'm posting to the correct url (http://myveeamapi:9399/api/jobs/c174aaa ... tion=clone) and that the xml is valid and a string.


$tmp = "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"utf-8\"?>" .
"<JobCloneSpec xmlns=\"http://www.veeam.com/ent/v1.0\" xmlns:xsd=\"http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema\" xmlns:xsi=\"http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance\">".
"<BackupJobCloneInfo>".
"<JobName>Job Name</JobName>".
"<FolderName>Testing Folder</FolderName>".
"<RepositoryUid>urn:veeam:Repository:67a8ed9d-c81f-4643-84cb-da735a4230fd</RepositoryUid>".
"</BackupJobCloneInfo>".
"</JobCloneSpec>";

Ive also made sure that I've added both Content-Type: text/xml; encoding='utf-8' and Content-Length: strlen($post_body) to the post headers but continually get a 500 in return.

Any help, even if it's just with the error message would be really appreciated.
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Re: Cloning Jobs

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:15 am 1 person likes this post

Hi Tim,

1. I think you can try to put this XML in the body of the POST query of our client (http://localhost:9399/web) to see the output. I don't have a lab right now to check it myself.

2. Also I would suggest reviewing some examples right here - EM install path>\samples. For all XSD examples there are stubs generated, might give a clue on what's wrong.

3. If nothing above helps, you can try to do the following:

• Uncomment the following section in this config file - Veeam.Backup.Enterprise.RestAPIService.exe.config
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<system.diagnostics>
  <trace autoflush="true">
  </trace>
  <sources>
    <source name="System.ServiceModel"
            switchValue="Information, ActivityTracing"
            propagateActivity="true">
      <listeners>
        <add name="sdt"
             type="System.Diagnostics.XmlWriterTraceListener"
             initializeData="WcfDetailTrace.e2e" />
      </listeners>
    </source>
  </sources>
</system.diagnostics>

• Restart Veeam RESTApi service
• Call a clone job function
• Review this file - WcfDetailTrace.e2e using this tool > http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms732023.aspx

Let me know if that helps!
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Re: Cloning Jobs

Veeam Logoby luckyluke » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:15 pm

Hi Tim,

You have faced this issue because you did not include this header "X-RestSvcSessionId" which is mandatory in the request. You should get it in response to a login request.

Thanks!
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Re: Cloning Jobs

Veeam Logoby tocallaghan » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:39 pm

Thanks for responding.

So it turns out it was the way I was building the HTTPHEADERS using PHP Curl. What was happening was I was setting the headers twice. Once with the content-type/length and then re-setting with the X-RestSvcSessionId token. The fix was to set put all HTTPHEADERS into an array (yes, like the PHP CURL documentation specifies) and set only once! So the de-serialization error makes total sense because I was overwriting the content-type: application/xml with the X-RestSvcSessionId. It was a huge oversight on my part. ;) But finally worked it out!

Again, thank you very much for responding.
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Re: Cloning Jobs

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:30 pm 1 person likes this post

Tim, thank you for updating the topic with the resolution.
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