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VEEAM B&R and vSphere 4.1 U1

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Hello people,

Is VEEAM B&R officially supported with vSphere 4.1 U1 (realeased last wednesday)?

Thank you.

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Re: VEEAM B&R and vSphere 4.1 U1

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It may not be. I installed 4.1 U1 in my lab this weekend and any VM I had backing up with "application-aware image processing" enabled is now failing.

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Re: VEEAM B&R and vSphere 4.1 U1

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Same here. Upgraded my lab, and all backups failed that night. Well, all but one, only the Veeam VM backed up succesfully. It appears Veeam is no longer able to hotadd snapshotted disks to the appliance. I get the infamous "end of file" error on all backups, stating that hotadd failed. It only succeeds for the Veeam VM itself, which kind of makes sense.

If you are using networking mode then all is fine; I now switched my backup job to networked mode, but it is dead slow compared to the hotadd that I did previously.

I cannot be 100% sure, but I am for 99.9% sure that update1 causes this issue. I would wait some more for Veeam to finish testing (4.1U1 is not yet offically supported as far as I know), my guess is there will be a new version which is compatible with vSphere 4.1U1 very soon.

If anyone got Veeam running ok in hotadd mode with vSphere 4.1u1, please share!!

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Re: VEEAM B&R and vSphere 4.1 U1

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I don't have any problems with U1 and hotadd mode and neither in SAN mode.

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Re: VEEAM B&R and vSphere 4.1 U1

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I can only speak for NBD mode (which is great when you have 10 GB Fiber everything-to-everything hehe) and this mode seems to have NO problems at all. We upgraded 50% of all our ESXi production machines to 4.1U1.

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Re: VEEAM B&R and vSphere 4.1 U1

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Interesting... For the record, I use ESX (not ESXi) nodes. Could that possibly make a difference? The problem is only in hotadd mode; network backup mode still works ok.

@McClane: What are you using? ESXi nodes? I assume you run Veeam as a VM (since you use hotadd mode)?

All jobs that try to backup VMs in hotadd mode show this error:

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BackupDiskSynt failed
Client error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[VM-LUN] MyVM/MyVM.vmdk] ( is read-only mode - [true] )
Failed to open VMDK.
Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [vCenter.domain.local];Port: 443;Login: [domain\adminuser];VMX Spec: [moref=vm-39];Snapshot mor: [snapshot-2793];Transports: [hotadd]] failed because of the following errors:

Server error: End of file

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Re: VEEAM B&R and vSphere 4.1 U1

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Hi,

that may be interesting. Could someone confirm the problem is different between ESX and ESXi?

We do not have any ESX left at all, upgraded everything to ESXi base. That is because the next release will only have ESXi base, ESX will be dead then. To simplify the forthcoming upgrades from vmware i highly suggest to get rid of ESX now. And i say that with sadness in my voice ;-)

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Joerg

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@Joergr: You're right. But I have been using PHD virtual for quite some time, and they just did not have ESXi support for a long time. Yes I'll be upgrading shortly to ESXi, but not just yet. I'd miss all the fun!

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Working with both ESX and ESXi 4.1u1 here - SAN mode.

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We have a mix of everything. ESX and ESXi. Hotadd and SAN. No problems with any type of backup.

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Re: VEEAM B&R and vSphere 4.1 U1

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Hi everyone. Our quality control department has been working on testing Veeam Backup & Replication against vSphere 4 Update 1 since last week. So far, no issues have been found - core functionality seems to work fine (we tested on full ESX only by now). We are expecting to complete the full testing cycle in a couple of days. I will update with final results once the testing is completed. Thanks!

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Thanks Gostev....Keep us posted!

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Re: VEEAM B&R and vSphere 4.1 U1

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Thanks Anton ;-)

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Re: VEEAM B&R and vSphere 4.1 U1

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We have completed the testing for GA versions all products including Veeam Backup & Replication, and found no issues. So, vSphere 4.1 Update 1 is now fully supported.

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