Background: ESXi x3 at 5.1, vSphere at 5.1, B&R at v6.5. iSCSI SAN for the VMs, backup destination is a NAS
So, in a thread on reddit.com/r/sysadmin I was asking about how to do more complex scheduling to get around long job times for active fulls on the weekend, someone suggested I add a proxy to decrease processing time. Fine, the steps look very easy. I deployed a blank Server 2008r2 standard VM yesterday and added the backup proxy in Veeam successfully, tried to run a job, and they fail within a moment or so if they choose the new proxy.
Backup failure error: http://imgur.com/DBZzWuz
I adjusted the proxy settings so it matches the original one created during installation (the Transport mode was automatic, I changed it to Virtual Appliance to match), same failure message. Datastore access was still automatic, I changed it to manual to double check what ones it could access and discovered the list of datastores it can access is not correct, it appears to only have access to the ESXi hosts' local disks, which of course have nothing stored on them. (Reference: http://imgur.com/OImCuyv
) I assume this is the real problem, it can't find any of the VMs to backup and fails
As I said, the instructions for adding proxies is very simple, which leads me to believe I've missed something obvious that is still eluding me. Any ideas would be appreciated