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Surebackup and Windows 2008R2 Domain Controllers

Post by McClane » Dec 11, 2010 1:09 pm

Hi,

I have some difficulties while testing Surebackup.
My test environment has 2 dc's. A 2008R2 and and 2008. I have a SureBackup Job with the 2008R2 in my application group.
Once I start the job the DC goes into recovery mode as expected. Problem is, it takes a while (about 5 minutes) till it restarts after recovery. But I see that Surebackup already does its tests (heartbeat, ping and also scripts) which will fail since the server is not ready yet.

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11.12.2010 12:40:46 Getting virtual lab configuration 
11.12.2010 12:41:44 Starting virtual lab routing engine 
11.12.2010 12:42:16 dc1: Publishing 
11.12.2010 12:42:16 dc1: Publishing (Backup creation point: 10.12.2010 21:45:12, type: full) 
11.12.2010 12:42:21 dc1: Updating configuration 
11.12.2010 12:42:27 dc1: Registering 
11.12.2010 12:42:51 dc1: Configuring DC 
11.12.2010 12:49:27 dc1: Powering on (IP address: 192.168.255.18, network: 192.168.255.0, mask 255.255.255.0, gateway: 192.168.25.194) 
11.12.2010 12:49:29 dc1: Heartbeat test 
11.12.2010 12:49:30 dc1: Pinging 
11.12.2010 12:51:30 dc1: Application initialization 
11.12.2010 12:52:35 Fail dc1: Running test scripts 
Custom script failed 
11.12.2010 12:51:52 Fail Global Catalog script, path VmConnectionTester.exe, ErrCode 10060 
11.12.2010 12:52:13 Fail Domain Controller script, path VmConnectionTester.exe, ErrCode 10060 
11.12.2010 12:52:35 Fail DNS Server script, path VmConnectionTester.exe, ErrCode 10060 
11.12.2010 12:52:35 Fail 
Application group failed to start 
11.12.2010 12:52:35 Sending email report 
11.12.2010 12:52:38 dc1: Powering off 
11.12.2010 12:52:42 dc1: Unregistering 
11.12.2010 12:52:45 dc1: Cleaning up redo logs 
11.12.2010 12:52:45 dc1: Unpublishing 
11.12.2010 12:52:48 Stopping virtual lab routing engine 
11.12.2010 12:52:48 Fail 
Shouldn't it wait till the DC is ready before starting the tests?

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Re: Surebackup and Windows 2008R2 Domain Controllers

Post by Vitaliy S. » Dec 11, 2010 1:58 pm 1 person likes this post

Hello,

You may increase Startup timeout settings in the Application Group advanced settings: Edit Application Group -> Virtual Machines -> Edit -> Startup Options -> Startup Time, should help.

Also provided that you link any backup job to your SureBackup job, you may also adjust those timeout settings on the backup jobs tab (Edit -> Startup Options -> Startup Time).

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Re: Surebackup and Windows 2008R2 Domain Controllers

Post by McClane » Dec 11, 2010 2:25 pm

A little update. I increased the application timeout to 10 minutes so the server had the chance to complete the restore and reboot. I guess Veeam cannot determine the point when the DC is ready and just waits for a couple of minutes after the restore and then goes on with its scripts.

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Re: Surebackup and Windows 2008R2 Domain Controllers

Post by Gostev » Dec 11, 2010 8:32 pm

Automatic retry would be a good idea I think.

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