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Full VM Restore and invalid credentials

Post by xkp » Dec 04, 2016 8:09 am

I'm testing the Veeam Backup & Replication software free Edition and i want to use it
to backup a Virtual machine from an ESXI server on a network (network1), and restore then the VM
machine on a second network (network2).
The two networks have no physical connection and are totaly differen (apart for the same ip class
192.168.0.x)
The two veeam backup & replication installations are completely indipendent.

The reason for this need is very simple: in case of a very severe physical disaster during which i lost
ALL my network1 components (including the veeam backup and replication server), i want to
be sure that all i have to do to get the machines back is to restore the vbk from my removable storage
using a completely new and fresh installation of Veeam Backup & Replication software.

Is it possible to accomplish this task in a simple way with Veeam B&R free?


I tried the following but i failed.

This is my scenario:



Newtowk1
#1 physical vsphere essential 6.0 server (named server_exs1) (to admin it i have the account:
user_esxi1/pass_esxi1)

#1 VM on the server_esx1 (named vm1) (the admin user for vm1 is:user_vm1/pass_vm1)

#1 veeam backup & replication free server server_veeam1 (to admin it i have the local account:
user_veeam1/pass_veeam1) to which i added the server_esxi1



Newtowk2
#1 physical vsphere essential 6.0 server (named server_exs2) (to admin it i have the account:
user_esxi2/pass_esxi2)

#1 veeam backup & replication free server server_veeam2 (to admin it i have the local account:
user_veeam2/pass_veeam2) to which i added the server_esxi2


I perform a backup of vm1 using server_veeam1 and save the .vbk fine on a removable storage

Then i proceed to restore the vm1 on the other network.

In order to do this on the HOME tab i click RESTORE on the toolbar.
As i click on the BROWSE and select my .vbk file, the veeam software ask me for credentials.

I have tried any credential
1)user_esxi1/pass_esxi1
2)user_vm1/pass_vm1
3)user_veeam1/pass_veeam1
4)user_esxi2/pass_esxi2
5)user_veeam2/pass_veeam2

but i always get
"incorrect username and password" error.


Any advice?

Thanks in advance.
Filippo

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Re: Full VM Restore and invalid credentials

Post by Vitaliy S. » Dec 04, 2016 5:45 pm

Hi Filippo,

Yes, that's possible. Can you please clarify at which step exactly you're receiving a password prompt? Do you have the target infrastructure host added to the backup console when you do the restore operation?

Thanks!

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Re: Full VM Restore and invalid credentials

Post by foggy » Dec 07, 2016 12:16 pm

Most likely you need to provide credentials to the CIFS share the backups are stored in.

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Re: Full VM Restore and invalid credentials

Post by xkp » Dec 11, 2016 1:02 pm

Sorry for the late reply.
As a matter of fact, the backup was stored on a disk shared by another machine and already correctly mounted on the backup server.
Anyway, veeam asked again for this credential exactly at the moment i selected the .vbk and before it started to analyze the file.

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Re: Full VM Restore and invalid credentials

Post by foggy » Dec 13, 2016 2:07 pm

So have you provided credentials to this CIFS share?

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Re: Full VM Restore and invalid credentials

Post by xkp » Dec 20, 2016 7:05 pm

Yes, as i said what is strange is that the disk has been already mounted on the veeam backup server.

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Re: Full VM Restore and invalid credentials

Post by foggy » Dec 27, 2016 3:33 pm

I'd appreciate if you could open a case to investigate this closer.

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