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File from tape restore filename or extension lenght limit

Veeam Logoby ahsankhan » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:00 pm

Is there any limitation for filename or extension length of a folder when attempting to do a restore with FILE FROM TAPE RESTORE.
Need clarifications as to what Veeam says about this.
Are there any limits to the count of folders in a parent folder
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Re: File from tape restore filename or extension lenght limi

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:02 pm

Hi ahsankhan,

As far as I know there are no file name limitations for file to tape backup from backup server side. Same for number of objects in a single folder. Keep in mind that if you are going to backup a huge amount of objects via file to tape job (million or above) – it’s recommended to use a SQL server standard edition instead of a bundled SQL Express
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Re: File from tape restore filename or extension lenght limi

Veeam Logoby ahsankhan » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:05 am

Hi Dima,

I also coudln't find anything published from Veeam about file extension length limit that is why I asked to clarify. I was conducting some testing and I encountered this issue.pasting logs from the restore job. This is Restore files from tape job that generated these errors, this error was on few files which were skipped by veeam due to this error. all other files in the same folder were recovered successfully.

Code: Select all
[16.11.2016 21:45:00] <  3856> srv| Server: processing [set_file_info] command... Failed.
[16.11.2016 21:45:00] <  3856> srv| ERR |boost::filesystem::create_directory: The filename or extension is too long
[16.11.2016 21:45:00] <  3856> srv| >>  |Server unable to process [set_file_info] command. Source: [%1].
[16.11.2016 21:45:00] <  3856> srv| ERR |Server session thread has failed.
[16.11.2016 21:45:00] <  3856> srv| >>  |boost::filesystem::create_directory: The filename or extension is too long
[16.11.2016 21:45:00] <  3856> srv| >>  |Server unable to process [set_file_info] command. Source: [%1].
[16.11.2016 21:45:00] <  3856> srv| >>  |An exception was thrown from thread [3856].


Need some help with this
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Re: File from tape restore filename or extension lenght limi

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:17 pm

Hi ahsankhan,

Sorry for the delay. This is unexpected behavior, kindly, submit a support case and share the case ID. I'll ask QA team to take a look at your logs. Thanks in advance.
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