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Backup Server restore and Infrastructure rescan

Veeam Logoby ohuetz » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:25 am

Hello,

yesterday I had to restore the Veeam-Backupserver. I did a fresh install and restored the configuration. The last message during the restore was to wait for some tasks to finish before reactivating the Backupjobs.
In the Job-History under "System" I can see two tasks - "Shell run" and "Infrastructure rescan" - they started yesterday at 20:00 and were still working this morning. I had to restart the server due to another issue and these two jobs started again.
Can anybody tell me what these jobs are doing and if it´s normal to run so long?

Kind Regards

Oliver
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Re: Backup Server restore and Infrastructure rescan

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:31 am

Oliver, these tasks are expected to be displayed there as they are executed permanently (so they are not those mentioned in the message).
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Re: Backup Server restore and Infrastructure rescan

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:35 am

Infrastructure rescan indeed happens automatically, and depending on the infrastructure size can take some time. Can you please tell us how many VMs you're backing up/replicating with this installation?
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Re: Backup Server restore and Infrastructure rescan

Veeam Logoby ohuetz » Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:53 am

OK, so I see it´s no "real" problem. I never looked into this section and had the last message in my mind.

The Infrastructure ist quite small, only two hosts with around 12 VM beeing backed up. Additionally there are about 15 Endpoint Backups running. I noticed, that the "Infrastructure rescan" changed to "failed" after the reboot.
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Re: Backup Server restore and Infrastructure rescan

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:53 pm

This process happens every 24 hours, so monitor the progress of existing task and let us know if you experience any issues with running existing backup jobs.
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Re: Backup Server restore and Infrastructure rescan

Veeam Logoby vmff » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:00 pm

I'm doing the same process today, what happens if we enable a job before it finishes?

...Not sure I even needed to run it in restore mode, since I know no jobs had run since the config backup, but there were idle copy jobs active in continuous mode (fully sync'd, but not disabled).
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Re: Backup Server restore and Infrastructure rescan

Veeam Logoby vmff » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:07 pm

Does anyone know if it is OK to start running backups again?? This ran for 24 hours and then restarted again. It says to wait until it completes before starting backups...
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Re: Backup Server restore and Infrastructure rescan

Veeam Logoby vmff » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:15 pm

Nevermind, it looks like it's just still running from 30 hours ago. How long can this process theoretically take? What exactly is it doing?

Disappointed this wasn't mentioned anywhere in the documentation that it could be days before the server can be used again after restoring. Thought it was going to be fairly painless.
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Re: Backup Server restore and Infrastructure rescan

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:14 am

vmff wrote:Disappointed this wasn't mentioned anywhere in the documentation that it could be days before the server can be used again after restoring. Thought it was going to be fairly painless.

It shouldn't take days, that's why it is not mentioned in the documentation. Please open a support case if you cannot run regular backup jobs while this task is executed.
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Re: Backup Server restore and Infrastructure rescan

Veeam Logoby vmff » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:37 pm

That's just my question. Are you saying I can go ahead and run a backup before this process completes? (it's still going)

Just trying to follow the instructions, don't want to jeopardize all my backups.
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[MERGED] What is Infrastructure Rescan after Veeam restore?

Veeam Logoby vmff » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:47 pm

What is it doing specifically? And what happens if you ignore the direction to leave all backup jobs disabled until it finishes? What would be at risk?
Driven by the discovery that it takes a really long time to complete.
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Re: Backup Server restore and Infrastructure rescan

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:13 am

This jobs rescans all your existing backups/replicated VMs to detect the list of all restore points available. In addition to this, this job scans whether all backup components are available and can be used by backup/replication jobs.

You can start your backup jobs. This task happens on daily basis and does not affect existing backup jobs unless there are some issues with backup components (proxy, repository servers), which is not the case in your situation, right?
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