Could not perform threshold check for backup location (WAN)

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Could not perform threshold check for backup location (WAN)

Veeam Logoby mdiver » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:59 am

I get this error on a backup copy job to a remote repository on a windows machine (not CIFS) using WAN accelerator:

Could not perform threshold check for backup location "D:\Veeam-Backups" due to space info retrievement fail!

All VMs are though processed correctly. It happens most of the time, but not in any case. When the job was orinially set up (under 8.0.0.817) it ran flawlessly for some time. Could it be a timeout issue?
Version now is 8.0.0.917.

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Re: Could not perform threshold check for backup location (W

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:06 pm

Hello Mike, please provide support case ID when posting about errors or technical issues, as requested when you click "New Topic".
Have you tried to run the job not using WAN acceleration?
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Re: Could not perform threshold check for backup location (W

Veeam Logoby mdiver » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:10 am

As the backup itself worked and I was just wondering about the message I did not file a case.
But I will do that if it helps.
Without WAN acceleration is not an option here as we have a slow 16Mbit connection in our scenario here. I already found related posts in the forum found it helpful to disable WAN accel.
I will follow up with a case ID.
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Re: Could not perform threshold check for backup location (W

Veeam Logoby mdiver » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:55 am 1 person likes this post

Case #00821302
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Re: Could not perform threshold check for backup location (W

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:57 am

Seems like the mechanism of checking free space cannot get any data from your repository, which should not affect the entire job run. Thanks for posting your case ID, and please update this topic with a resolution for future readers. Thanks!
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Re: Could not perform threshold check for backup location (W

Veeam Logoby fcocquyt16 » Thu May 19, 2016 8:52 pm

I am seeing the same - opened case 01804059

The VMs seem to backup OK, but at the end the warning (yellow triangle) "5/19/2016 6:15:49 AM :: Could not perform threshold check for backup location "/mnt/veeam/" due to space info retrievement fail!"

and the whole job gets marked as FAILED (big red X)

Please advise on any solution?
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Re: Could not perform threshold check for backup location (W

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri May 20, 2016 11:02 am

Hi Fletcher, in the OP's case the reason was in a daily repository IP change. I recommend you to continue looking into your particular case with your engineer. Thanks.
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Re: Could not perform threshold check for backup location (W

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Fri May 20, 2016 11:13 am

Looks like Fletcher`s case is resolved already by rescanning the target Linux repository.
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Re: Could not perform threshold check for backup location (W

Veeam Logoby fcocquyt16 » Fri May 20, 2016 4:09 pm

No, unfortunately it was not resolved - we have a fresh batch of 40+ errors again this morning with:

5/20/2016 6:21:08 AM :: Could not perform threshold check for backup location "/mnt/veeam/" due to space info retrievement fail!

I had asked the engineer to keep case 01804059 open since I suspected the issue could be related to load and the free space retrieval timing out.

I updated the case with a few questions:
1 - is there a free space retrieval timeout we can tweak to have it wait longer for the free space to be returned?
2 - when we did the rescan yesterday for one mount it took almost 3 minutes to return OK - why so long?
3 - the rescan reported "0 added, 0 encrypted, 0 updated, 0 removed, 196 skipped" - what are the 196 skipped items ?

Thanks for any tips/info!
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Re: Could not perform threshold check for backup location (W

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri May 20, 2016 4:14 pm

2. It needs to check metadata for all stored backups (those 196).
3. Existing backups that do not require any actions, since information about them in database is up-to-date.
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Re: Could not perform threshold check for backup location (W

Veeam Logoby fcocquyt16 » Fri May 20, 2016 5:34 pm

There are actually 15 jobs with the same error between 5am and 6:30 am (I inherited this config where all jobs kick off at 5am)

Even if Veeam 9.0.0.902 is smart about limiting the number of simultaneous jobs (the VMs are getting backed up)
its this free space retrieval at the end of the jobs is failing and marking the whole job as failed and since we might
have 1-2 real failed jobs that require action we need to eliminate this noise.

Is there a timeout setting we can tune to allow more time for the free space check to return?

Would staggering the start times of the jobs help avoid the timeout errors?

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