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Issue backup VM on Host VMWare

Post by byron » May 26, 2013 12:43 am

Hi all,
Nice to meet you..... I'm Fabio.
I've a problem to BackUp 2 Virtual Machine.
My infrastructure is composed of 2 host VMware 5.0 in HA and ten VM.
I do correctly reversed incremental and full backUps for 8 vm while 2 VM (OS Server 2008R2) Veeam B&R give me right backup but in the Storage I find less than 20MB VBK files where the VMs are bigger.
I tried to delete and recreate the Jobs. Change the parameters in the job, change the repository. veeam upgrade from version 6.1 to 6.5 with no results.
I can understand what's the problem.

Thanks for any help...

Fabio

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Re: Issue backup VM on Host VMWare

Post by Vitaliy S. » May 26, 2013 11:07 am

Hi Fabio,

Can you please tell me what other files you have on the target repository? Have you tried running any restore operations from these files? For ex. Instant VM Recovery?

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Re: Issue backup VM on Host VMWare

Post by byron » May 27, 2013 6:43 am

Hi Vitaliy,
thanks for your support....
I tried to do on the BackUp Storage in FC LUN on dedicated for Veeam Backups. Locally and also on the NAS via SCSI LUN on dedicated for backups of 2 Virtual Machine. I have not tried to do the recovery again. I will try it today then I'll upgrade.

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Re: Issue backup VM on Host VMWare

Post by veremin » May 27, 2013 7:06 am

Also what happens if you manually run active full backup, will get a .vbk file of reasonable size or it still be approximately 20 mb?

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Re: Issue backup VM on Host VMWare

Post by byron » May 27, 2013 10:15 am

If i run a manually job i get the same file about 20 mb where my VM is bigger than 100GB!!
I done it on different repository too.

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Re: Issue backup VM on Host VMWare

Post by veremin » May 27, 2013 10:20 am

My point was not to manually run the job, but right-click on it, instead, and then choose Active Full backup. Is that what you did?

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Re: Issue backup VM on Host VMWare

Post by foggy » May 27, 2013 10:24 am

Is there a chance that this VM has disks of an unsupported disk type (e.g. independent disks or RDM)? Those are automatically skipped during backup process and there should be a corresponding message logged in the job statistics window for that VM in case of skipping one of its disks, you can check there.

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