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Danne84
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Direct SAN access

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Hi!

I'm doing some tests in VBR 9 and trying to get direct san access to work.
but i'm wondering if i can connect the SAN to a physical server and add it to the virtual veeam as a proxy and runt it like that.
Or this is no supported?
Do i have to run VBR on the same machine that has the SAN connection?

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Re: Direct SAN access

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You can add any physical server that has access to the datastores as a proxy server in Veeam B&R. Veeam B&R itself can be installed anywhere.

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Re: Direct SAN access

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So my setup is correct.
The problem i have right now is this:

Error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[Datastore] Test/Test.vmdk] ( is read-only mode - [true] ) Failed to open virtual disk [Datastore] Test/Test.vmdk (flags: 4) Logon attempt with parameters [VC/ESX: [VCenter];Port: 443;Login: [domain\user];VMX Spec: [moref=vm-2840];Snapshot mor: [snapshot-2932];Transports: [san];Read Only: [true]] failed because of the following errors: Failed to open disk for read. Failed to upload disk. Agent failed to process method {DataTransfer.SyncDisk}.


The SAN is connected via FC to the physical server and i can see the volume as online (without letter as it should be)
The proxy is running Windows 2012 R2 same as the VBR server.
And i have done the following:

SAN POLICY=OfflineShared
automount disable

Any suggestions?

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Re: Direct SAN access

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Please contact support for a closer look at your setup.

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Re: Direct SAN access

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Bump. Checking to see if this specific issue was resolved.

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Re: Direct SAN access

Post by PTide »

Hi,

Unfortunately OP hasn't shared his case ID. So you need to open your own case if you experience the same symptoms. If your issue is not identical then please describe it.

Thanks

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Re: Direct SAN access

Post by Andreas Neufert »

Saw this error when we had not enough rights on the vCenter.

Sometimes it happens that customer mounts the datastores to the proxy after Veeam installation. Then Veeam is not aware of these volumes. Wait 24 hours or start a manual rescan (Backup Infrastructure - Managed Server - Servername (the proxy) - right-click rescan.

For backup the disk can be zoned or mapped read only. The volumes in Windows can be offline.

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