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Backup Fail after Test restores

Post by smithjamesp55 » Jan 27, 2011 11:22 pm

Hi -
I'm testing Veeam B&R and encountered an unexpected backup failure just now. Any ideas what might be going on?

Here's the setup:
I have connected the vcenter so it sees all our hosts. I have a backup job that is running every 5 hours using Reverse Incremental method. After building up 5 or 6 restore points, I deleted a VM (from disk) completely and restored once using the "Restore entire VM" and once using "Instant Recovery". When the next backup job started, it failed almost immediately with this error:

"veeam job fail Validating task Can't process object .Object not found." (I removed the name of the servers)

Since I'm connected to the vcenter, why would this subsequent backup fail? What do I need to do to correct it and how should I configure it so backups after a restore work in the future?

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Re: Backup Fail after Test restores

Post by Gostev » Jan 27, 2011 11:45 pm

Hi James, deleting VM takes away its unique ID, so the job will no longer be able to find the VM. What you are doing not correct (or, rather, against best practices) is populating your jobs with individual VMs. Recommended way is to use container objects, which provide dynamic selection scope. This will let you avoid such situations in future. Thanks.

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Re: Backup Fail after Test restores

Post by smithjamesp55 » Jan 28, 2011 2:49 pm

Thanks for the quick response. I do have several VMs in one backup job, is that what you mean by using container objects? Thanks

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Re: Backup Fail after Test restores

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jan 28, 2011 3:18 pm

James, I believe Anton is talking about vApps, resource pools and VM folders. Moreover, note that with Backup v5 you can additionally configure your job using source datastores as dynamic selection containers. All these approaches will give you more flexibility, and will let you avoid babysitting your backup jobs as your environment changes.

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Re: Backup Fail after Test restores

Post by Gostev » Jan 28, 2011 7:59 pm

Yes, also hosts, clusters, datacenters and regular folders.

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Re: Backup Fail after Test restores

Post by Omar.sanchez » Jan 27, 2016 6:24 pm

Hello everyone!

I have the same issue, with one of my customers. After restoring a VM, the backup job failed with the next Error: "Task failed Error: The object has already been deleted or has not been completely created", What I need to do in order to fix it without deleting the back job?

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Re: Backup Fail after Test restores

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jan 28, 2016 11:08 am

You need re-add this VM to the backup job or configure your backup job to use VM containers instead. In this case all new VMs added to this container will be automatically picked up by a backup job.

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[MERGED]: recovered VM incremental issue

Post by comapny1980 » May 24, 2016 6:55 am

Dear All,

I have installed the Veeam backup and replication in our Vcenter environment, we have configured the backup job for our one vm for testing purpose. the backup job run fine and we have successfully create the 7 restore point of the vm. to test the recovery of vm we have successfully recovered the vm to the desired point. the problem is that the backup job of this virtual machine is created before we recovered the vm to desired point. After when we recovered the vm to the desired point the backup job is getting the following error for the recovered vm.
error:

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5/23/2016 12:21:45 PM :: Task failed Error: The object has already been deleted or has not been completely created 
5/23/2016 12:21:45 PM :: Network traffic verification detected no corrupted blocks 
5/23/2016 12:21:45 PM :: Processing finished with errors at 5/23/2016 12:21:45 PM 
f.y.i we have recovered the entire vm for testing purpose.


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Re: Backup Fail after Test restores

Post by PTide » May 24, 2016 7:56 am

Hi,

Please find see the explanation of that behaviour and the resolution above.

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Re: Backup Fail after Test restores

Post by comapny1980 » May 24, 2016 8:39 am

Hi,
Thanx for the rply, if we adds the recovered vm to the new backup job so what about the backup which was created earlier by veeam and whether these backup still exist on scale out backup repository or deleted automatically when the policy retention setting is exceeded.

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Re: Backup Fail after Test restores

Post by veremin » May 24, 2016 8:51 am

Remove previous VM from a backup job, add a new one instead and map a job to the already existing backup data. This way, the old backups containing previous VM will be deleted as soon as retention period expires. Thanks.

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Re: Backup Fail after Test restores

Post by comapny1980 » May 24, 2016 9:23 am

hi,
Thanx for the reply, how to map a job to the already existing backup data.

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Re: Backup Fail after Test restores

Post by PTide » May 24, 2016 9:35 am

Please check this KB

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Re: Backup Fail after Test restores

Post by comapny1980 » May 24, 2016 9:47 am

hi,

Thanx for all your support.

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