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Re: Problem restoring files from windows file server

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Thank you for your reply.

I solved the problem by copying the files from the mounted (didn't know that when I replied here yesterday) directory C:\VeeamFLR.

But I will install the update soon. Is it possible to update the installed version with the installer!?

Kind regards!

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Re: Problem restoring files from windows file server

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This update is actually should be installed over the Veeam B&R installation.

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Re: Problem restoring files from windows file server

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Thanks alot.
It worked fine.

Kind regards!

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[MERGED] v6.5 260 characters

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i'm trying to do a restore and getting message about file name must be less than 260 characters. how do i restore files i need? i see there is a huge filename of a shortcut to a website. this is whats causing it but how can i restore?

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Re: Problem restoring files from windows file server

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Andrew, you could either use some of the hints provided in this thread above (for example, Instant Recovery) or upgrade to the latest version that does not have this limitation. Thanks.

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i ran exlporer and deleted long file and was able to restore. thanks.

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Re: Problem restoring files from windows file server

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Long Path Tool is ideal for sorting out issues related to long path errors. I would highly recommend it to try it out.

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Re: Problem restoring files from windows file server

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For such problems, Long Path Tool works!

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Hello
You can also use Long Path Tool to sort out this problem.

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Re: Problem restoring files from windows file server

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I have recently used a program called Long Path Tool & i am so happy with the results that this particular program does. I have more than 50 GB of duplicate files in my computer and i was going crazy with the hard disk space that was being consumed and thanks to the "Long Path Tool" where i don't need to search each & every file to delete. Long Path Tool did the job for me within a very short period of time. So no need to google each problem to remove duplicate & unwanted files, just grab the program called Long Path Tool.

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In other words Long Path Tool is the best according to me because it is user friendly and you can do anything with it and I would definitely recommend it to you (5 out of 5 stars)

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[MERGED] Windows MAX_PATH and removing limitation

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Hello,

I have users who (my term for it) abuse the MAX_PATH character limit of 260 by managing to map deeply nested folders as drives on both Mac clients and Windows clients. This gives us many headaches when our helpdesk must restore individual files/folders.

What is the behavior of Windows FLR and also of indexing when the file system (NTFS, originally formatted with 2008 R2, betweent 1-14 TB in size) has many many files which exceed 260 characters? Our servers are currently 2012 R2.

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Re: Windows MAX_PATH and removing limitation

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Check this thread: veeam-agent-for-windows-f33/files-excee ... 55314.html

The indexing definitely does not like this. This is MS stupidity in the first place, cannot image Veeam solving much here beyond the indexing noise.

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Re: Windows MAX_PATH and removing limitation

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FLR itself shouldn't have file path length limitations anymore (except for some specific cases).

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Re: Problem restoring files from windows file server

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Foggy, you said there is no file path length limitation on FLR. I'm on 9.5.0.1922 trying to restore deduplicated volumes. I'm getting the error that "source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file system."

Can you clarify what specific cases you're talking about and how we can get around this in those cases?

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Re: Problem restoring files from windows file server

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Hello pawel,
I'm on 9.5.0.1922 trying to restore deduplicated volumes. I'm getting the error that "source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file system."
Just to make sure we are on the same page, please elaborate if duplicated volumes are stored in the and you are trying to perform a file level restore of a file from such volume? Are you restoring such file to the original location or not? Thanks!

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Re: Problem restoring files from windows file server

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I actually did some more testing today and found that a regular restore to original location works fine. Also, a restore using the "Copy to" function works fine. The error appears if you click explore to browse the backup with File Explorer and try to copy files from there. This gives you the "source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file system." error.

So the copy to workaround works fine for me, but might be something you want to look into on the explore functionality.

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Re: Problem restoring files from windows file server

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Do you mean the "Open in Explorer" button on the toolbar? If yes, then the limitation is Windows Explorer-related, not Veeam B&R. Both Veeam B&R restore options work fine as you were able to confirm.

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Re: Problem restoring files from windows file server

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pawel wrote: Sep 24, 2019 9:47 pm Foggy, you said there is no file path length limitation on FLR. I'm on 9.5.0.1922 trying to restore deduplicated volumes. I'm getting the error that "source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file system."

Can you clarify what specific cases you're talking about and how we can get around this in those cases?
The same thing happened with me when the backup server has an older version of Windows server compared where your deduplicated volume is, that case you can't do a file level restore.
Eg. Veeam server is on 2012 R2, file server with deduplicated volume is on 2016, Veeam is on 2016, file server is 2019, etc.

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