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Veeam 9.0 Free backup/restore to QNAP TVS-EC2480U?

Veeam Logoby bewales » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:50 am

Hi everyone.

This area is not my expertise, so i apoligise in advance if this topic has been covered or this is a simple fix.

I have just installed a new QNAP TVS-EC2480U with 8x 4TB hard disks configured running RAID 6 to backup my VM farm consisting of 8x ESXi 5.5 hosts running approx 100 VM's to just get a saftey backup of the VM's off our SAN using Veeam 9.0 backup Free Edition. All data form the servers are backed up to tape.

I installed a 2012 R2 Server with the Free version of Veam 9.0 and mapped a drive back to a volume on the QNAP server. My issue is though, on the free version I cannot see how to add the QNAP as a backup repository, i did manage to perform a backup by entering the network path and credentials for access to the volume on the QNAP and this worked fine, and this is how i have done it in the past using older verions of Veeam. But, when it come to me doing a test a restore, I cannot access the QNAP in anyway, the restore wizard will not allow me to see the mapped drive to the QNAP server? The only way i could successfully restore was to copy the vm backup to the C: of the 2102 r2 server that has Veeam installed?

Does anybody know if you simply cannot add the QNAP as a backup/restore repository in the Free version, as it looks simple in the Enterprise version, but i cannot see the options in the free version.

Many Thanks in advance for any help received.
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Re: Veeam 9.0 Free backup/restore to QNAP TVS-EC2480U?

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:17 am

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Re: Veeam 9.0 Free backup/restore to QNAP TVS-EC2480U?

Veeam Logoby bewales » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:24 am

Hi v.Eremin, thanks for your reply, I did try (the dbl click from mapped drive in explorer) this and I get and error, I will retry this now and post the results, as i cannot remember what the error message said. Thank you :)
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Re: Veeam 9.0 Free backup/restore to QNAP TVS-EC2480U?

Veeam Logoby bewales » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:31 am

Here is the text from the error:

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Dir Failed, storageFileName V:\Backup******

Exception of type
'Veeam.Backup.AgentProvider.AgentClosedException' was thrown

Thank you...
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Re: Veeam 9.0 Free backup/restore to QNAP TVS-EC2480U?

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:26 am

Honestly I've never encountered this error before, so it might be worth reaching our support team directly (yep, even owners of free products are eligible for support). Thanks.
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Re: Veeam 9.0 Free backup/restore to QNAP TVS-EC2480U?

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:04 pm

bewales wrote:My issue is though, on the free version I cannot see how to add the QNAP as a backup repository

In Veeam Backup Free Edition, you cannot configure backup proxies and backup repositories and point a VeeamZIP job to them.
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Veeam Logoby Corelianer » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:24 am

I had the same issue. I fixed it the following way:
1. View, Full functionality (advanced)
2. Import Backup browse to Network Share
3. Restore the VM. It just seems that the free functionality causes the bug.
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Re: Veeam 9.0 Free backup/restore to QNAP TVS-EC2480U?

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:57 pm

Pascal, thanks for the heads up, we'll verify the behavior.
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Re: Veeam 9.0 Free backup/restore to QNAP TVS-EC2480U?

Veeam Logoby oliverL » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:41 am

How do you expose the QNAP-Volume to the Windows Server? SMB, NFS or iSCSI?
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