Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

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Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby justingoldberg » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:26 pm

I have a vmware esxi 6.0.0 running, it is licensed as below, and I have Veaam free edition. A manual backup to a NAS device fails with "Processing Windows8.1 x64 OB Error: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation." It isn't a permission issue as there is a 30MB file created on the NAS.

Product: VMware vSphere 6 Hypervisor Licensed for 1 physical CPUs (unlimited cores per CPU)
License Key:
Expires: Never

I get the same result if the guest is running or not.
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Re: Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:44 pm

We don't support unlicensed (free) ESXi because it has required VMware APIs disabled.
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Re: Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby justingoldberg » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:22 pm

Ok, thanks.
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Re: Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:58 am

Though, you can still back this machine up, using Veeam Endpoint Backup Free. Thanks.
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[MERGED] Free Veeam Version 9 Not backing up ESX 6

Veeam Logoby jcolfer » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:39 am

Hi
I have 1 ESXi Host on version 6.0.0.
Under Licensing Features it says "Product: VMware vSphere 6 Hypervisor Licensed for 2 physical CPUs (unlimited cores per CPU)"

There are 4 vms on this host I want to backup. I downloaded the latest Veeam Free Edition. It's version 9.0.0.902

I tried to do a backup but got this error:

"21/01/2016 08:51:42 :: Processing Restorepoint Error: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation."

Any ideas what I need to do to get this working? Do I need extra licenses for vmware?

Thanks in advance

John
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Re: Backup of ESXi 6 guest fails

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:20 am

Yes, you need to have a paid version of VMware license applied to your host. Thanks!
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