Recover ESXi password in Veeam

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Recover ESXi password in Veeam

Veeam Logoby vmNik » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:21 pm

Good morning.

Is it possible to view/recover via SQL a password for an ESXi host attached to VBR? A remote host password has been forgotten but has a Veeam system in place there, attached with the ESXi host in question and able to backup, restore, etc. Looking at SQL table [dbo.Credentials] in VBR8, the list of users is shown. Is there a means to get a password from SQL?

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Re: Recover ESXi password in Veeam

Veeam Logoby vmniels » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:21 pm

You can't recover passwords from the database.
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Re: Recover ESXi password in Veeam

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:32 pm 1 person likes this post

Correct, using the product UI you certainly cannot look up stored passwords.

But the code itself obviously can do this (to be able to actually leverage those credentials), so generally speaking, it is doable. But it is a manual procedure that has to be performed on backup server using some system calls. Our support can do this for you (ask them to ask me if they've never done it before).
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[MERGED] Recover password for CIFS share

Veeam Logoby omfk » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:23 am

Hello,

is there a way to recover the password which I set for giving B&R for a copy job towards a CIFS share?

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[MERGED] Re: Recover password for CIFS share

Veeam Logoby PTide » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:50 am

Hi,

Unfortunately that is not possible from the UI, however you can contact our support team and ask them to help you.

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Re: [MERGED] Re: Recover password for CIFS share

Veeam Logoby omfk » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:31 pm

Thanks for the reply. I'll give it a try on Monday.
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Re: [MERGED] Re: Recover password for CIFS share

Veeam Logoby omfk » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:56 pm

PTide wrote:Hi,

Unfortunately that is not possible from the UI, however you can contact our support team and ask them to help you.

Thanks


The answer from the support team was negative:
"Unfortunatelly it's not possible to recover passwords from Veeam B&R 9.5. Passwords stored in Veeam are encrypted and it's not possible to recover them."

Correct or not?

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Re: Recover ESXi password in Veeam

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:08 pm

Not correct, but it is possible that they simply misunderstood your inquiry, and thought that you are talking about backup file password (and not ESXi host password).
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Re: Recover ESXi password in Veeam

Veeam Logoby omfk » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:27 am

I replied to their email with a picture showing the dialog in question. I'll keep you informed.

Veeam Support - Case # 02067079

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Re: Recover ESXi password in Veeam

Veeam Logoby omfk » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:13 pm 1 person likes this post

Update:
I had a remote session with Veeam support and using a power shell script it was possible to display the password(s) in question.

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