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i have esxi 6.7u1 and veeam B&R 9.5 u4
I'm doing tests with standard Windows Server 2019.
If I try to take a snapshot of the 2019 VM, select: Quiesce guest file system (needs VMware Tools installed).
It gives me an error and does not take the snapshot. I have installed the VMware tools 10.3.10.
I asked VMware for assistance and one of their technicians removed the VMware tools part called "Volume Shadow Copy support". Showing me what time the VM quiesce is now.
My question is:
If veeam needs the VMware tools to temporarily install its "agent" when backing up, and then remove it once the backup is finished, how can I tell if the backup is consistent? I don't want my servers backing up by turning off the power.
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- Full Name: Sebastien BLANCHET
The problem comes from the GPT partition table and the hidden partition recovery. When removing this partition, snapshot with quiescing works correctly.
- Backup the vm with VeeamZip (in case you do a mistake)
- Delete the hidden recovery partition with diskpart (this recovery partition is useless because you already have Veeam to recover the vm)
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diskpart select disk 0 select partition 1 delete partition override exit
- Reboot the vm to check that everything is ok
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shutdown /r /t 0
- Create a Veeam backup job with VMware quiescing enabled
- Run the backup job, and check that everything works as expected
This procedure has been validated on the following virtual infrastructure
- VMware ESXi, 6.7.0, 13006603
- Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5u4
- Windows Server 2019 v1809