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Non-root access - specific rights

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Hi there,

I am wanting to replicate a bunch of servers that are in a hosted environment. The hoster won't allow root access to their ESX hosts. I need to specify the exact permissions required so they can create a user for me.

Can anyone point me in the direction of where this is documented? It's not in the user guide that I could see.

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Symon

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Re: Non-root access - specific rights

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Hello Symon,

If you are not allowed to use root account then you may use any non-root account and choose "elevete account to root" option in the SSH connection properties of the ESX server. Also you may add your VMs using vCenter connection and choose agentless mode (no need to specify root credentials) to perform your replication job.

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[MERGED] Add server, root works, new user does not

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I've installed Veeam B&R 6.5 and am trying to add my stand-alone ESX 3.5 host but I'm having problems authenticating using a newly created user. If I use root, it authenticates and brings me to the SSH page. I don't want to use root for the job if I don't have to. I've created the new user and added gone as far as adding it to the same groups as root but it still fails with "Permission to perform this operation was denied." Anyone attempt this and know what I'm missing?

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Re: Non-root access - specific rights

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Hi Rusty,

Please review this topic for one of the possible solutions. On a side note, If you do not want to use SSH at all, clear the "Use service console connection to this server" check box. In this case, Veeam Backup & Replication will work with the server in the agentless mode.

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Re: Non-root access - specific rights

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The screen I'm having difficulty using a non-root account is the screen before the SSH setup. Must I use root on the Credentials screen of the New VMware Server screen?

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Re: Non-root access - specific rights

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No, I don't think so, I believe you can use any account that can connect to the specified ESX(i) host.

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