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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup and Truecrypt

Post by Dima P. » Jan 29, 2019 11:01 am

Borg,

Yes to both, if the container is mounted and unlocked (presented to the OS as a regular volume). Thanks!

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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup and Truecrypt

Post by Borg » Jan 29, 2019 11:44 am

Thank you for clearing this up.
It is important in my case because such infrastructure will be the basis for a few dozen servers.
We will of course make tests before deployment, but I wanted to make sure there are no known issues.

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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup and Truecrypt

Post by Dima P. » Jan 29, 2019 4:01 pm

Have not heard of any issues. Please do not forget to share the results of your test with the community. Cheers!

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[MERGED] Failed to start backup job Error: Nothing to backup

Post by MAA » May 24, 2019 9:19 am

Hello,
I have physical server with encrypted non-system drive, created via Volumes - Create New Volume - Encrypt a non-system partition/drive - Standard VeraCrypt Volume - Create encrypted volume and format it.
I try to backup this drive with modes "Volume level backup" or "File level backup"
but always get error:
"Failed to start backup job Error: Nothing to backup"
How to fix this issue?

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[MERGED] Re: Failed to start backup job Error: Nothing to backup

Post by wishr » May 24, 2019 11:25 am

Hi MAA,

Unfortunately, It cannot be fixed - please take a look at the existing discussion.

Thanks

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[MERGED] Issues Backing Up Veracrypt Drives

Post by MAA » May 24, 2019 1:49 pm

>>please take a look at the existing discussion.
I tried workaround recomended by Dima P., and create symlink
mklink /d c:\disk2 d:\
but this workaround also do not work:

Creating VSS snapshot Error: Failed to create snapshot: Backup job failed. Cannot create a shadow copy of the volumes containing writer's data. VSS asynchronous operation is not completed. Operation: [Shadow copies commit]. Code: [0x80042306].
Error: Failed to create snapshot: Backup job failed. Cannot create a shadow copy of the volumes containing writer's data. VSS asynchronous operation is not completed. Operation: [Shadow copies commit]. Code: [0x80042306].

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[MERGED] Issues Backing Up Veracrypt Drives

Post by Dima P. » May 29, 2019 3:54 pm

MAA,

The workaround describes how to use VeraCrypt as a target for backup and not as a source.

In order to backup cryptocontainer you must backup the underlying physical volume via volume level backup mode (in such case cryptocontainer is processed as file and can be restore afterwards).

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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup and Truecrypt

Post by MikhailZ » Mar 17, 2020 3:12 pm

My situation with VeraCrypt:

I have a server with OS Windows Server 2012 R2, HDD with GUID partitioning (hidden recovery volume, hidden EFI volume, partition C: with OS, partition E: - for backup), and Veeam Agent Free v4.

Veeam Agent tuned for making a backup of disk C: to the disk E: and it working fine. All volumes has a NTFS filesystem, not encrypted.

But if I mount any encrypted volume or container with VeraCrypt on this server - Veeam Agent can't start backup job, and halted with error:

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Creating VSS snapshot Error: Failed to create snapshot: Backup job failed. Cannot create a shadow copy of the volumes containing writer's data. VSS asynchronous operation is not completed. Operation: [Shadow copies commit]. Code: [0x80042306].
===

Why it happened? Backup job don't (mustn't) use any of encrypted (mounted) volumes. But it seems like a Veeam Agent trying to make a VSS for all volumes while job starting. And then VSS servise report an error for trying make a shadow copy for VeraCrypt mounted volume - Veeam Agent break a job with error. It's my opinion, not a fact.

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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup and Truecrypt

Post by Dima P. » Mar 20, 2020 11:07 am

Hello Mikhail,
it seems like a Veeam Agent trying to make a VSS for all volumes while job starting
Can you please check how VeraCrypt volume is presented to the system via disk manager? As a disk or as volume on the system disk?

For the VSS issues - that's a known limitation of VeraCrypt software:
The Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service is currently supported only for partitions within the key scope of system encryption (e.g. a system partition encrypted by VeraCrypt, or a non- system partition located on a system drive encrypted by VeraCrypt, mounted when the encrypted operating system is running). Note: For other types of volumes, the Volume Shadow Copy Service is not supported because the documentation for the necessary API is not available.
Can only suggest to unmount the container from OS and back it up as a file on existing volume.

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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup and Truecrypt

Post by MikhailZ » Mar 23, 2020 9:22 am

I know about VeraCrypt VSS limitations.

But I use Veeam Agent for backup for unencrypted disk C: on my system (not for any encrypted volume), and backup fail if I mount any VC encrypted volume or file container. And backup working fine without mounted VC volumes/containers.

VC mounted volumes are not presented in the Disk Manager.

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Re: Veeam Endpoint Backup and Truecrypt

Post by MikhailZ » Apr 04, 2020 4:44 pm 1 person likes this post

In my case solution is mount VC volumes/containers with flag Mount as Removable Media.

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