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VEEAM Backup Power Outage during now error starting VM's

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The VM 1 is the VEEAM BU VM. The backup (API mode) was in process and the power went out.
I would really like to get these VM's started. Any chance of doing so?


VM 1:

Reason: Could not open/create change tracking file.
Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/4dd8880f-6b2a794a-0658-bcaec533f871/Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise/Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.


VM 2:

Reason: The system cannot find the file specified.
Cannot open the disk 'lillypond.com-000001.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.
VMware ESX cannot find the virtual disk "lillypond.com-000001.vmdk". Verify the path is valid and try again.


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Re: VEEAM Backup Power Outage during now error starting VM's

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Also,
The lillypond VM has a VEEAM Temporary Snapshot point.
VEEAM TEMPORARY BACKUP SNAPSHOT
Please do not delete this snapshot. It is being used by Veeam Backup.

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Re: VEEAM Backup Power Outage during now error starting VM's

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OK. Got things running. Here's how.

VM 1:
I removed the lillypond vmdk's that were for some reason attached to this VM (in the VM settings).
Then created a snapshot of the VM and deleted the snapshot. VM starts and works fine.

Thanks to Terence.http://terenceluk.blogspot.com/2011/09/ ... er_19.html

for the solution on this 1.

VM 2:
Removed the VEEAM snapshot (deleted all - however it was the only snapshot). Then removed all 3 of the VMDK disks. Some reason the were registering in the VM settings as provisioned @ 0... Added them back to the VM in the correct order. VM (Windows DC) booted in DR mode. Changed the Startup BOOT option via msconfig - disabling Safe Mode boot. Every thing works now.

Going forward My VEEAM backup job will now use Network mode. I'll backup the VEEAM BU system via flat VM copy and/or Windows 2008 R2 native backup.

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Re: VEEAM Backup Power Outage during now error starting VM's

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Ugh. backup errored on the next backup.

Here's the error. Help please..


Freezing guest operating system
CreateSnapshot failed, vmRef "352", timeout "1800000", snName "VEEAM BACKUP TEMPORARY SNAPSHOT", snDescription "Please do not delete this snapshot. It is being used by Veeam Backup.", memory "False", quiesce "False"
Cannot complete the operation because the file or folder <unspecified filename> already exists

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I'm trying a V2V to see if it will clear up the issues. If not I will proceed as directed. Thank you..

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V2V resolved.
Not sure I'll use the API mode to backup my VEEAM BU VM any longer...
I see that doing so adds the VM disks to the Veeam VM. If there's an issue during the process things get funky....

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Re: VEEAM Backup Power Outage during now error starting VM's

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Here's this same - nearly - as I encountered. I see someone else using VEEAM in the thread too.

The main post is in regards to VMWare Backup.. Hope it helps others.

http://blog.vmpros.nl/2010/06/02/vmware ... t-manager/

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