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Server loses connection - Veeam backup successful

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Have had an issue for the past 3 weeks, and although it isn't critical, it's beginning to affect some things. Backup a server on a daily basis. Windows 2003 server. Sometime during the process of the Veeam backup, the server loses all network connections, or at least that is how it looks. How do I know? I run a little app called Servers Alive and for my server checks, I'm sending pings from Servers Alive to my list of servers....every 2 minutes. For this particular server, I get the server outage email notification about 13 minutes after the Veeam job starts. I've got it starting at 1:30AM and I get the server outage email notification at 1:41-1:43. Any idea what is happening here? I do know in fact the server is dropping network connection for a brief time because I've been forced to move this backup job to 1:30AM instead of 9:30PM due to some nightly batch jobs failing. Those batch jobs rely on a connection to this specific server. So, delaying the backup until the nightly batch processing fixes our immediate problem, but not the permanent solution. When running a Veeam backup job, my server still needs to be accessible. I run several other Veeam jobs on other servers and don't have this issue. I've got something set wrong within the Veeam backup job and can't figure it out.

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Re: Server loses connection - Veeam backup successful

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Does it happen on VMware snapshot removal by any chance? Sounds like it (13 mins after backup starts). If yes, then there is existing discussion on this issue.

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Re: Server loses connection - Veeam backup successful

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Below are the stats of my last backup. I was mistaken...job starts at 1:00AM...not 1:30. I got my warnings about the outage at 1:44AM....right before the Veeam job completes. If there is discussion, where is it at?


1 of 1 VMs processed (0 failed, 0 warnings)

Total size of VMs to backup: 110.00 GB
Processed size: 110.00 GB
Processing rate: 42 MB/s
Start time: 10/31/2011 1:00:21 AM
End time: 10/31/2011 1:45:32 AM
Duration: 0:45:11

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Re: Server loses connection - Veeam backup successful

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Here, please continue posting there if necessary > Snapshot removal issues of a large VM

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