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Invalid credentials for a Windows 2000 Server

Post by marius roma » Dec 14, 2016 8:12 am

I need to backup two Windows 2000 server VMs running an old SQL version.
When I confngure guest Processing I specify the credentials of an AD domain administrator, but when I try to test credentials I get a message saying that "Credentials are invalid".
Before creating the new job I used another job for the same VMs that runs with the same credentials without reporting any error.
My question is: can it be a false problem (due to the age of the OS) or should I suspect that guest processing is not performed?
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Re: Invalid credentials for a Windows 2000 Server

Post by veremin » Dec 14, 2016 11:11 am 1 person likes this post

Application-aware processing is available for Microsoft Windows 2003 SP1 and later. Given OS is not supported for guest processing. Thanks.

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Re: Invalid credentials for a Windows 2000 Server

Post by marius roma » Dec 14, 2016 2:12 pm

Many thanks for the useful information.
So, what is expected to happen to the SQL DB during the backup?
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Re: Invalid credentials for a Windows 2000 Server

Post by veremin » Dec 15, 2016 10:34 am 1 person likes this post

Without AAIP in place it will be in a crash-consistent state. However, it is not as bad as it sounds, since SQL can cope with such situations quite well. Thanks.

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Re: Invalid credentials for a Windows 2000 Server

Post by marius roma » Dec 15, 2016 2:14 pm

Let me ask for an additional clarification: can Veeam backup damage in any way the SQL DB in the source VM?
If so, how can we mitigate the problem?
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Re: Invalid credentials for a Windows 2000 Server

Post by veremin » Dec 16, 2016 10:40 am

Veeam cannot damage anything in the source VM.

In the meantime, the DB state captured in backup file will be in crash-consistent state similar as it would be after a system failure or power outage. Can SQL handle such situations well? Yes, it copes with them quite good in overwhelming majority of cases.

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