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Backup to share fails after upgrade to v6 : "Access denied"

Post by FROGGYJ »

I have a vcenter 5 environment running ESXi 5.0 on the hosts with VMFS3 datastores and ever since upgrading to version 6 I have received the following error on all backup jobs.

12/3/2011 7:33:24 PM :: PrepStorageForWriteEx failed '\\server\path\vm.vbk'
Client error: Access is denied
Failed to create or open file [\\server\path\vm.vbk].

The backup jobs are SAN mode jobs with VMware tool quiesce disabled. Has any experienced this issue?

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Re: Backup to share fails after upgrade to v6 : "Access deni

Post by Gostev »

Hi Justin, it looks like you did not follow the upgrade procedure from the Release Notes document included with your download. Specifically, step 6 of the Veeam Backup & Replication Server upgrade procedure.
If your CIFS shares require authentication, edit settings for each backup repository manually, and enter share credentials before running the jobs.

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Re: Backup to share fails after upgrade to v6 : "Access deni

Post by sarou » 1 person likes this post

I had the same problem on one of my backup (Veeam
Reboot veeam server resolve the problem. It is a problem of locked file (I don't know if it's Veeam or Windows that's lock the file...)

Bye bye

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