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V8 - Replicating DC to another VMHost

Post by PhilPearce » Mar 16, 2017 10:43 am

Currently trying to migrate a Domain Controller over to a new VMWare host

Ive added the "Enable application-aware processing", Ive specified my domain admin account

When i goto test the credentials I get

15/03/2017 16:27:32 :: Testing admin share accessibility via VIX Error: Cannot upload file to admin share [C:\Windows].
Cannot create folder in guest: [C:\Windows\VeeamGuestHelpersTest].
VIX Error: You do not have access rights to this file Code: 13

Ive reinstalled the VMWare tools on the DC

Any further advice on migrating/replicating a DC?

Thanks

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Re: V8 - Replicating DC to another VMHost

Post by foggy » Mar 16, 2017 11:10 am

Hi Phil, try to run actual replication job. Chances are it is just communication over VIX that is failed, in case the VM is available over network, the job will succeed.

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Re: V8 - Replicating DC to another VMHost

Post by PhilPearce » Mar 16, 2017 12:44 pm

The job succeeeds, but I'm worried as its a domain controller that it will not restore correctly when replicated to new host

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Re: V8 - Replicating DC to another VMHost

Post by foggy » Mar 16, 2017 12:53 pm

If the job succeeds, you do not have to worry. Basically, there're two ways of communicating with the backed up VM - via network and via VIX, and the latter is used in case the VM is not available over the network.

Btw, here's a dedicated KB article regarding DC recovery, might be useful.

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