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Interesting backup copy warning

Veeam Logoby danswartz » Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:52 pm

So I have a few jobs on a vsphere datastore. Daily forever forward with another backup copy job to a different datastore. It's been working just fine. I have a ubuntu 14.04 guest that was converted to a template. Twice now, I've seen the nightly backup copy job finish with a warning. Both times, the only guest that had an issue was the ubuntu template. It says "Initial copy did not complete, and will resume on the next copy interval". Looking at the nightly backup job, it says "Skipping task because backup already exists for this template". I assume this is because templates never execute, so nothing would change. That makes sense, but then shouldn't the backup copy job be smart enough not to try to copy it? e.g. bogus warning from the backup copy job?

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Re: Interesting backup copy warning

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:32 am

Hello Dan,
Do you have backup and backup copy jobs running at the same time when you get the backup copy job warning?
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Re: Interesting backup copy warning

Veeam Logoby danswartz » Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:51 pm

No, there wasn't. Even if there was, why would only the template VM be affected? Looking at the output window for only the ubuntu template:

3/25/2016 4:24:23 AM :: No up-to-date restore points available
3/26/2016 4:00:52 AM :: Initial copy did not complete, and will resume on the next copy interval
3/26/2016 4:00:52 AM :: Processing finished with warnings at 3/26/2016 4:00:52 AM

The only backup in the regular backup job was over a week ago (not surprising, since it's a template and won't change?)
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Re: Interesting backup copy warning

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:41 pm

As a result do you have the backup and copy of the template as expected? Am I right saying that the only thing disturbs you is warning?

Warning tells you that no restore points will be copied because nothing new is found. I don`t think the warning is bogus here.
"Skipping task because backup already exists for this template" message also looks normal.
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Re: Interesting backup copy warning

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:59 pm

Dan, are you using Veeam B&R v9? If yes, then the behavior doesn't look expected, as there shouldn't be any warnings regarding templates processing in the backup copy job.
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Re: Interesting backup copy warning

Veeam Logoby danswartz » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:27 pm

Sorry, I didn't see the replies until just now. Yes, I am running 9.0.0.902.
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Re: Interesting backup copy warning

Veeam Logoby danswartz » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:31 pm

I am updating to 1491. Will let you know what happens...
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Re: Interesting backup copy warning

Veeam Logoby danswartz » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:54 pm

Interesting. So, upgraded to 1491. I then did a Daily Backup Job, followed by forcing a Daily Backup Copy Job. I didn't get the warning message, but now the job shows as partially (91%) complete. The ubuntu template VM shows as "Pending" due to "Latest restore point is already copied".
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Re: Interesting backup copy warning

Veeam Logoby danswartz » Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:54 pm

Okay, there's definitely at least one bug here. I no longer get the previous warning. As I said in the previous post, the copy job keeps saying 91% complete with the ubuntu template shown as "Pending". Even more irritating and confusing, because the job never finishes, nothing is shown in the logs under "Last 24 hours", even though all guests except the ubuntu template are in fact being copied at 1AM (when the job is supposed to run.) If you don't think to look at the copied guests under the "Backups" => "Disk (copied)" section, you'd think the job was not doing anything. Should I open a support case?
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Re: Interesting backup copy warning

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:07 pm

Hello Dan,
In any case the job should not hang at 91%, so yes, please contact the support team and let us know the case number once you get it. Thanks!
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Re: Interesting backup copy warning

Veeam Logoby danswartz » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:23 pm

Case 01747713 opened.
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