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Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by Arzska » Jan 19, 2017 8:09 am

Hi,

I have succesfully used Veeams (I know it is not officially supported) Vcenter migration tool when we have installed new vcentters. I have now situation that we have three veeam servers and we should attach new vcentter and we are using Veeam 9.5 version. The tool seems not be working with the 9.5 version.
When the tool runs "prepareformigration" task, it says "Error: Column 'object_name' does not belong to table. Apparently the tables in SQL database are changed after upgrade? Is it possible to you in Veeam update this tool to support Veeam 9.5?

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by foggy » Jan 19, 2017 11:28 am

Hi Ari, changes in Veeam B&R databases between releases are pretty common. I will check with the tool authors on whether it is possible to update it to the new version.

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by Arzska » Jan 19, 2017 11:40 am

That would be great! Because now we are "on hold" with the Vcenter migration. Hoping to hear from you soon!

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by foggy » Jan 19, 2017 12:25 pm

It is planned to add Veeam B&R v9.5 and vSphere 6.5 support to this tool, though I do not have any ETA.

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by scottf99 » Jan 22, 2017 11:23 pm

Hmm I got caught out with this too. I acknowledge it is an unsupported tool but nothing in the docs says what versions of VC or Veeam it supports. I now have to move all my hosts and vms back to the old VC. A ETA would be really helpfull
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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by VladV » Jan 23, 2017 7:38 am

Us too. We need the tool to migrate to v6.5 with a clean install of vCenter. Until then we will have to wait.

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by Pat490 » Jan 23, 2017 10:21 am

now that U1 is officially released, does the migration tool also support vcenter 6.5?

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by veremin » Jan 23, 2017 10:27 am

Not yet, it will take some time for original developer to modify the algorithm. Thanks.

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by huntermaz » Jan 31, 2017 7:29 pm

Any updates? We have moved to a new Vcenter appliance 6.5 with Veeam 9.5 update 1 and found the tool doesn't work.

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by veremin » Feb 01, 2017 9:41 am

Cannot provide any ETA at the moment.

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by rteglgaa » Feb 01, 2017 9:43 am

Not even "about 1 year", "about 6 months" or "within the quarter"?

We need this tool as well in order to move forward.

/Rasmus

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by Gostev » Feb 01, 2017 9:36 pm

Well, from what I know I don't expect this will take very long to update for 9.5, probably we are talking weeks?
Vladimir, can you please discuss with the devs responsible to get some rough estimation for planning purposes?

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by veremin » Feb 02, 2017 3:39 pm 1 person likes this post

Based on the rough estimations, it should be available within one month.

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by wojciech.bajorek » Feb 08, 2017 12:26 pm 1 person likes this post

It's a shame that there is no note regarding 9.5 incompatibilities on the KB2136 page.
I just started preparation and migration between vCenter 6.0 servers and stumbled upon "Error: Column 'object_name' does not belong to table."
Then I found out this topic...

Please update it:
KB ID: 2136
Products: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 8.0.0.2084, 9.x

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by Pat490 » Feb 08, 2017 1:44 pm

wojciech.bajorek wrote:It's a shame that there is no note regarding 9.5 incompatibilities on the KB2136 page.
KB2136 has been updated on 2017-02-01 about being incompatible with vSphere 6.5!

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by Aamartin » Feb 08, 2017 3:05 pm

wojciech.bajorek wrote:It's a shame that there is no note regarding 9.5 incompatibilities on the KB2136 page.
I just started preparation and migration between vCenter 6.0 servers and stumbled upon "Error: Column 'object_name' does not belong to table."
Then I found out this topic...

Please update it:
KB ID: 2136
Products: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 8.0.0.2084, 9.x
Same here.

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by kuwi2000 » Feb 09, 2017 11:50 am

Same here: in https://www.veeam.com/kb2136 is nothing written and only a support case told me that it is incompatible. Now the migration project in which Iam in is on hold as it is not possible to "remap" all VMs. Hope a fix is near :)

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by veremin » Feb 09, 2017 2:05 pm

Looks strange, as the note regarding tool not support vSphere 6.5 has been there for a while:

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Anyway, we're working on this at the moment. Chances are, tool will be enhanced to support vSphere 6.5 in the foreseeable future.

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by kuwi2000 » Feb 09, 2017 2:09 pm

Hi,

you are right, this hint is given, but just clearify, the problem is the Veeam 9.5 DB structure and not vsphere 6.5 for this tool as far as the support told me. So a migration like Aamartin wrote should have worked according to the kb notes, right?

BR,

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by foggy » Feb 10, 2017 1:46 pm

The tool updates records in Veeam B&R database, in case database structure changes, the tool needs to be updated to reflect the changes.

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by wojciech.bajorek » Feb 10, 2017 1:54 pm

v.Eremin wrote:Anyway, we're working on this at the moment. Chances are, tool will be enhanced to support vSphere 6.5 in the foreseeable future.
At least to me, it's more important to have support for B&R 9.5 than vSphere 6.5...

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by wojciech.bajorek » Feb 10, 2017 2:26 pm

wojciech.bajorek wrote:It's a shame that there is no note regarding 9.5 incompatibilities on the KB2136 page.
Pat490 wrote:KB2136 has been updated on 2017-02-01 about being incompatible with vSphere 6.5!
9.5 B&R != 6.5 VC ;)

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by Gostev » Feb 10, 2017 7:12 pm 2 people like this post

Just to provide you all with an update - development work on updating the tool to support vSphere 6.5 has been done, testing starts next week. Thank you for your patience!

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by ad5 » Feb 14, 2017 10:29 am

We are migrating to vSphere 6.0 u2 (not 6.5) and planned to use the tool only to realise it doesn't work with Veeam B&R 9.5. Is it supposed to work with 9.5? Is there a manual workaround or support assisted method we can use as unfortunately we cant wait for the tool to be released?

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by veremin » Feb 14, 2017 10:36 am

wojciech.bajorek wrote:At least to me, it's more important to have support for B&R 9.5 than vSphere 6.5...
Once it's released, it will support both.
ad5 wrote:Is it supposed to work with 9.5?
Not, it is not.
ad5 wrote:Is there a manual workaround or support assisted method we can use as unfortunately we cant wait for the tool to be released?
You can reach support team and see whether they will be able to provide you with the way to correct product db.

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by wojciech.bajorek » Feb 22, 2017 3:13 pm 1 person likes this post

Gostev wrote:Just to provide you all with an update - development work on updating the tool to support vSphere 6.5 has been done, testing starts next week. Thank you for your patience!
Sorry for pushing, any news?

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by chouse » Feb 22, 2017 9:47 pm

Would be great if this functionality could be merged in to the B&R product. Waiting myself on a 6.5 replacement vcenter with veeam 9.5 already in place.

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by Gostev » Feb 23, 2017 7:56 pm 1 person likes this post

All, the new version of the vCenter Migration Tool with support B&R 9.5 and vSphere 6.5 has been signed off by QC yesterday. Support already has the new bits, and I assume they will be updating the KB article with the new download soon. Thanks!

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by chouse » Feb 24, 2017 6:45 pm

https://www.veeam.com/kb2136 isn't updated yet :'(

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Re: Veeam 9.5 and Vcenter migration tool

Post by Rogean » Feb 24, 2017 7:18 pm

I called support yesterday afternoon and tried to get a copy of the tool, and couldn't. I really need this before the weekend. I have 20 TB of backups that are copy-jobbed offsite and I can't start those fresh. Backups aren't running until then.

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