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Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

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Upgraded from Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows v3 to Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows v4.0.0.1811 and now the agent is throwing and error:

Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk. Agent failed to process method {DataTransfer.SyncDisk}.

Tried chkdsk multiple times. Every run shows no problems with the disk.
Tried backups for each volume and see which fails.

WinRE_DRV backup as a success
EFI System Partition backup as a success
Windows (C:) FAILED! (error above)

Windows 10 Professional version 1903

Same problem was documented back in 2015?
veeam-agent-for-windows-f33/backup-to-u ... 27576.html

Any help?

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

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Hello Bob,

Can you please raise a support case and share the case ID as we need the debug logs to investigate this issue. Thank you!

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[MEGRED] #04116293 - Error: The device is not ready.

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I scanned every drive for bad blocks and none are reported. Veeam Agent only backs up successfully when I don't select the C drive. I reinstalled Windows too and it did nothing.
Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk. Agent failed to process method {DataTransfer.SyncDisk}. Exception from server: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Unable to retrieve next block transmission command. Number of already processed blocks: [0]. Failed to download disk.

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Hello Stellarspace,

Please keep working with our support team and let us know how the investigation goes. Cheers!

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

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I'm experiencing the same issue. Open ticket Case # 04123082 with no resolution yet. CHKDSK runs clean.

Suggestion to change/add HKLM: Software > Veeam > Veeam Endpoint Backup > "EnableParallelDiskProcessing" (DWORD) to "0" did not work.

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

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Also running into this issue on one machine with 4.0.0.1811, other machines are fine

Support ticket 04114988

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Hello,

I had the same problem on my PC, since 1 month. After some days of searching, I found, that is not a problem of the agent version v4.0.0.1811. The problem comes with one of the Microsoft updates between February and March 2020. The next step is to find out, which one. I also send my log files to veeam, but without any response.

Maybe, there is a solution for this problem right now. Please give me a hint, if that is the case.

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

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By running mountvol, I saw that one of the volumes was "NOT MOUNTABLE UNTIL A VOLUME MOUNT POINT IS CREATED". This volume was the Recovery Partition and was formatted RAW.

I had a workaround that was working but Veeam supplied me with the steps below which also work.

On the agent machines, add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Endpoint Backup\ManagedExcludeVolumes (REG_MULTI_SZ) and add the volume as the value. e.g. HKLM\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Endpoint Backup\ManagedExcludeVolumes=\\?\Volume{b80b6e86-a7aa-4e89-8fb6-789e24055c1d}\. Restart the Veeam agent.

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

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d.thompson wrote: May 08, 2020 7:03 pm By running mountvol, I saw that one of the volumes was "NOT MOUNTABLE UNTIL A VOLUME MOUNT POINT IS CREATED". This volume was the Recovery Partition and was formatted RAW.

I had a workaround that was working but Veeam supplied me with the steps below which also work.

On the agent machines, add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Endpoint Backup\ManagedExcludeVolumes (REG_MULTI_SZ) and add the volume as the value. e.g. HKLM\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Endpoint Backup\ManagedExcludeVolumes=\\?\Volume{b80b6e86-a7aa-4e89-8fb6-789e24055c1d}\. Restart the Veeam agent.
Thank you for this workaround, can confirm it works and I've just successfully backed up with Veeam for the first time in 2 months!

Is there any chance this produces a backup that is missing something when it comes to being restored in full? (i.e. is this recovery partition essential / can it be re-created?)

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

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I believe this would still be considered a complete backup. The recovery partition is not essential to system functionality as it is used only to restore the system to factory settings in the event of system issues. Testing recovery is always a good thing to do though.

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

Post by Dima P. » 1 person likes this post

Hello folks,

Thanks for updating the thread and sorry for keeping silence. I'll take this issue from here and will discuss it with RnD folks to make sure that this issue is addressed in upcoming versions.
Is there any chance this produces a backup that is missing something when it comes to being restored in full? (i.e. is this recovery partition essential / can it be re-created?)
Looks like the recovery partition causes the problem, so you don't loose any data by excluding such partition.

Cheers!

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

Post by Mildur »

I had the same error on two computers.
The solution was similar on both machines:
1. disable other Software/Backup Agents which are using VSS Integration.

Had to disable Windows Shadow Copys on my Files and on an other conputer, there was s backup agent installed and running every night from another Company.

After disabling both, backup of the disks are successful everytime.

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I had the same error on two computers.
The solution was similar on both machines:
1. disable other Software/Backup Agents which are using VSS Integration.

Had to disable Windows Shadow Copys on my Files and on an other conputer, there was s backup agent installed and running every night from another Company.

After disabling both, backup of the disks are successful everytime.
I think there may be multiple causes, verified with ShadowCopyView that the only shadow copy at time of failure (before fix above) was Veeam

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

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To solve this problem, I did a clean install of Windows and installed Veeam Agent.

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Dark wrote: May 22, 2020 2:41 pm I think there may be multiple causes, verified with ShadowCopyView that the only shadow copy at time of failure (before fix above) was Veeam
Ok :)

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

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d.thompson wrote: May 08, 2020 7:03 pm By running mountvol, I saw that one of the volumes was "NOT MOUNTABLE UNTIL A VOLUME MOUNT POINT IS CREATED". This volume was the Recovery Partition and was formatted RAW.

I had a workaround that was working but Veeam supplied me with the steps below which also work.

On the agent machines, add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Endpoint Backup\ManagedExcludeVolumes (REG_MULTI_SZ) and add the volume as the value. e.g. HKLM\SOFTWARE\Veeam\Veeam Endpoint Backup\ManagedExcludeVolumes=\\?\Volume{b80b6e86-a7aa-4e89-8fb6-789e24055c1d}\. Restart the Veeam agent.
With mountvol in PowerShell I had 3 volumes that showed comments like

Code: Select all

        *** NOT MOUNTABLE UNTIL A VOLUME MOUNT POINT IS CREATED ***
        *** NO MOUNT POINTS ***
They were some hidden recovery partitions of the main physical drive where Windows 10 was. Not Mountable were RAW partitions whereas No Mount Points was a FAT32 100 MB partition.

I received the error after a Windows Update.

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My solution was to "Edit Backup Job", in "Volumes" activate "Show system and hidden volumes", disable "Operating system" so only the volumes with names like "C:" are selected. Now start the backup job - it should work, since no "\\?\Volume{*} are being selected anymore (Recovery or System-reserved partitions).
After that re-select "Operating systems" and re-running the backup job should work again :D

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

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@glx : I experience the same problem (on a server 2016) . It´s veeam win agent 4.0.0.1811.
The workaround you mentioned works - but will not be useful for a full recovery in case of a hardware failure for exmaple I think !?
Anyway: how many time has you executed the backup since June 8 (date of your last post) ?
No more problems since that time ? Did you execute it all the time including the OS/recovery partitions since June 8 ?

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Hi cxwsrei,
I also use Win Agent 4.0.0.1811. However I created a new full backup after the fix and 12 incrementals have been completed successfully since then.
There was no necessity to do a recovery so far, but since no problems came up I guess the backup should work.

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Hello folks,

If you still see this issue on your agent installations please raise a support ticket. I was under impression that this problem was related to the periodically recreated recovery partition caused by MS update (and we've fixed it in the latest v4 by automatically adding it to the backup), so need more debug information to get the clear understanding what went wrong. Once you have the case ID please post it to this thread. Thank you!

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I'm seeing the same error appearing on one of our agents, tried the reg fix above but no joy.
Support ID: 04405305

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Since upgrading to v4, I'm seeing the same issue on one of my machines. Currently running v4.0.1.2169.
Support ID is 04420969, although it was just closed because I don't have an active support contract :/

Any chance of getting further assistance with this? @Dima P?

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I've asked support to review both cases and pass a word to QA folks. Cheers!

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My experience mirrors those of MartinO and dpolivy, logged a case. Of the 3 OS partitions on the "C:\"; OS, EFI, Recovery, I can backup the machine if I exclude "Recovery", but the second I include "Recovery" it fails with the message above.

SR 04439903

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Thanks for the case Jon. We are investigating this issue with the Recovery partition.

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

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Having the same issue Case #04483712 — Job Failing Failed to upload disk.
Ive been trying to get my machine backed up for a few months now. I know support is trying to help but Im not getting anywhere fast.

Error: The system cannot find the file specified.
Asynchronous read operation failed
Failed to upload disk.
Agent failed to process method {DataTransfer.SyncDisk}

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

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Hello MikeO,

Can you please confirm that you are running the latest Veeam Agent for Windows v4.0.1? Thanks!

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

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I ran into this error too. Somehow recovery vol had it's mount point removed. Not sure why. The solution was just to mount it somewhere (mountvol c:\mount "\\?\Volume{GUID}\"), and then dismount with mountvol /D. After this volume no longer shows as having RAW FS, and Veeam Agent is able to take backups again.

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

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Has per Dima P. request : Case #04555471

Same bug.
I have tryed the mountvol and mountvol /d command, and will update this if it is working.

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Re: Error: The device is not ready. Asynchronous read operation failed Failed to upload disk

Post by P0ll@rd »

Hi,
I had the same issue and asked to Veeam support. They said to exclude the recovery partition or recreate it. It was a fresh Windows Server 2016 install so the 2 solutions were not acceptable for me...
I tried the mount and dismount solution and it worked for me ! Thanks guys !

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