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Unable to build tape backup record

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Hello !

I setup a backup to tape job which is copying the last Full backup of a VM to a Tape.

I'm encountering the following error at 99% of the job :

21/09/2015 10:02:28 :: Unable to build tape backup record for storage 82c1894a-cd66-493c-a1b8-7e1079fd2ec7

Any ideas what it means ?

Thanks in advance

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Hey 2hammewr,

Have you opened a support case to investigate this issue? Thanks.

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Hi !

No I didn't open a case yet. I'll do It and let you know.

Regards.

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Do not forget to post case ID to this thread for tracking purposes. Thanks!

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I opened a case for the same error message. Tech has gone through the logs and we also had a web-ex session where he looked things over. No luck finding the problem so far. I also tried re-making the job from scratch, just in case it was something odd with just that job (other tape jobs run fine.) The new job also failed with the same error.

Does anyone even know what record it is trying to write? Is it similar to a catalog?

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Post by veremin » 1 person likes this post

I'd suggest to escalate the ticket to higher tier, then (you can use "Talk to manager" button available on support portal).

As without seeing debug logs as well as your environment, it's impossible to identify the root cause of the issue experienced.

Thanks!

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Hello all,

I have the same issue.
  • VMware Backup are succcessfull
  • Tape Job failed with Full backup: Unable to build tape backup record for storage [ID]
Veeam Supported answered with:
  • Remove VMware Backup of Tape Job
  • Active "last chain only" on Tape Job
  • Active Full of VMware Backup
  • Re-Add VMware Backup to Tape Job
  • Same Issue...I open a new case and currently wait for feedback.
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Parzival

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Folks, seriously - someone needs to finally include a support case ID already :D

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Hi@all,

Support Case ID: 03471764 :P

Additional steps:
  • Rescan Repositorys
  • Check the state of data under Home -> Disk -> Right click on your [BackupJobName] -> Properties
  • If there are entries with a X -> Right click -> Forget -> All unavailable backups
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I must wait for the next runtime of Tape Job and will give you tomorrow a feedback.

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Parzival

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Same error for me, any update on a possible solution?

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Parzival,
Thank you for sharing the solution with the community!

michaeldoherty,
According to the instructions above the error was caused by corrupted backup file in the backup chain (tape job was not able to process the backup chain with incomplete restore point). That's said, I still recommend you to open the support case to investigate the root cause. If you do, please share the case ID in this thread. Thank you!

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Re: Unable to build tape backup record

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Same error here, no solution, case 03472672.

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According to the logs there is an issue with the backup chain ID in Veeam database, The safest way to proceed would be starting the source backup job with an active full. Case # 03663826

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Re: Unable to build tape backup record

Post by moctad_harry »

Had the same issue after swapping the tape drive.

Followed Parzival's advice and its fixed the issue, thanks.

No support #ID as fixed it myself.

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