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We recently upgraded our Physical cluster to a Virtual Cluster. In doing this we had to have the have the windows cluster with shared SCSI Bus for it to Failover. We have no way to get around that. CV does not back the VMs up with the following error. “Virtual machine [Blah] is configured with shared virtual disks. Snapshot operations are not supported for shared disks. Use an in-guest agent to protect virtual machines with shared disks.” I had opened a ticket with CV and they stated this is because the Snapshot can’t be created and recommended a Windows File System iDA. My question is does anyone have any recommendations for a solution to get this cluster backed up, that is easy to restore onto our appliance in a Disaster situation? I am guessing that would be an in-guest agent or the Windows File System iDA, but I honestly don’t know what that means or how to accomplish that. Any suggestions would be great as we are hanging in the wind with these not getting backed up. I wil
Greetings Community,we have an issue with Azure and AWS snapshots taken by Commvault.We have a lot of snapshot in Azure and AWS that are not being deleted.We do not have errors in Commvault.We would like to know why and if there is a procedure to do delete them.ThanksRegards
Hi,My customer having issue with hyperv backup. There is a lot of vm with left snapshot/checkpoint after backup completed. Hence there is a lot of avhdx disk cause the storage full.Microsoft said that backup should be doing the merge/delete after backup completed. From my understanding it should be hyperv do the merge/delete since it is hyperv checkpoint, Commvault only give instruction for hyperv to delete/merge it.Anyway that we can do backup without checkpoint?
Hi All, we are running vsa backups ( vmware ) with indexv2 . During all synthfull backup jobs ( running every week ) we get for each vm an index restore job. Operation Type: Index RestoreiDataAgent: CommServe ManagementJob Started From: Native Application InterfaceJob Started By: System The job restored 0 objects I checked alle index reports and health reports but found no error. Do you have an idear what happend here ?
Customer/Partner needs to migrate Oracle VM (OVM ) from Oracle VM to Vsphere ESXi. 1. Since Commvault doesn’t support cross platform conversion from OVM to Vsphere , can we take the full filesystem + system state backup of the OVM ( not vm image or intelligent snap ) and use virtualize me option to restore it to Vsphere ? 2. When we use virtualize me option to take backup do I need to take one single full backup as a single Job, or can we take a Full backup earlier ( few days before ) and take a incremental backup on the actual day of cut over and execute the restore. Does virtualize me supports a full + incremental backup taken by two separate backup job in different time to allow restoration . If yes this will help us to take a full backup earlier and use a quick incremental backup to reduce migration time at the actual cut over day.
Hi AllI have a central vCenter that manages multiple Sites, hosting their own ESX Servers, Storage and all. We operate a dedicated MediaAgent in each of these Sites as well as one or more VMs acting as vProxy/FileBrowseEnabler. So far Backups go entirely through the MediaAgents as they are the only ones able to communicate with vCenter to query Inventory and manage Snapshots. Now we would like to utilize the vProxy VMs as dedicated Worker Nodes, reading and processing vmdks and co. When I add them as access nodes they either are not used at all or cause errors as they cannot (and shall not) communicate with vCenter.We’d like to have the MediaAgent as Management Node only and the vProxies doing all the work. Devide and conquer in a way. Any way to specifically mark or lock down which tasks a certain Machine can execute on a given Subclient or Instance?Running FR24, considering upgrade to FR28 if that makes a difference.Thanks,Stefan
This is in reference to the Commvault Powershell module found here. https://documentation.commvault.com/v11/essential/101892_commvault_powershell_module_reference.html I am successfully running the cmdlet with an out of place restore but it only works in the same Cluster as the original backed up VM. When I try to run the cmdlet and point to a remote cluster or host with… Restore-CVVirtualMachine -Name $vm -ClientName $client -SubclientName $subclient -outofPlace -Requestbody $requestbody -OverwriteExisting -Confirm:$false. I am guessing it fails withError Code: [91:79] Description: Unable to create a new virtual machine [testingvm-restore] on host [remoteesxihost.domain.corp] datastore [RemoteDS_02]. [The input arguments had entities that did not belong to the same datacenter.] Source: mediaagentname.domain.corp, Process: vsrst because some resources do not exist like the target VM network or some other localized thing that was backed up on the source VM. Where can I get more inf
Hi all. I need help or inspiration. Scenario is as follows:I have a Windows Vmware server with SQL with the databases and system databases spread out on different disks/mountpoints. I do a Vmware snapshot backup of the system drive (C:\) and filter out the data disks (all other drives) I do a SQL backup via agent I need to do a Disaster recovery test restore of the server, which means, restore the server so that it is working again. I do the following to restore the server:Restore the Vmware server (Only C:\ drive is available) Adds new disks/mountpoints in vmwareNow I have a server with the restored SQL installation and the empty drives. Only problem is that the SQL server is deprecated. When trying to do a SQL system database restore from Commvault, I would get the message, that the SQL server is not running, which is correct, as it cannot start without the system databases. Then as I understands it I have two options:Rebuild the master database: https://documentation.commvault.co
Hello, We are implementing a Commvault environnement and are trying to achieve the following :Backup file system of VMs with RDM attachedWe only want to backup virtual machine and FS. E.G the vmware object/config and the C:\ drive. Our goal is to restore a VM like a normal one, without the RDM, then re-attach the RDM (or a new RDM and restore data from a file level backup. It should work for standalone VM with RDM, as SCSI controller is in virtual compatibility mode.But for clustered VMs with RDM, the SCSI is in physical compatibility mode, and it seems to prevent us from backup/restore thoses VMs. What is the best practice for this type of backup/restore jobs ?Thanks
Hey all,I’m adding a non-domain connected vSphere to my existing Commcell (via the Commserve) and when I connect from the CS box to add the client, the connection failed immediately with:“failed to get member servers as proc APPGetVSMemberservers returned empty result”That error occurs after I hit browse on the subclient to view the VMs.I’m using a full admin vSphere account XXXX@vsphere.local - and I’m thinking this is not a Commvault problem but a domain/vSphere prob. So I’m kinda asking for some insight for those who have added non-domain connected boxes before. I have no issues logging into vSphere from a browser on the CS box (full admin, create VMs, delete VMS, etc) - but from CS console on the same box - I get the above error.
Good day all I have an issue with a Hyper-V cluster.I have 6 nodes that are all VSA’s.Three of the nodes were upgraded to Windows Server 2016. The remaining three are on Windows 2012 and are pending an upgrade.Since the upgrade it seems that the hosts in the cluster do no communicate with each other during a VM backup.If I use the upgraded nodes as the only VSA’s then I have on issue.Is this issue due to different OS versions? I’ve checked the account permissions on the cluster and the nodes and they’re all correct. The error is see is the normal authentication one usually associated to a permission issue.Error Code: [91:50] Description: Unable to connect to virtual machine host [CORE01] as user [xxx]. Please ensure that the access node is able to communicate with the host and that the user account and password are correct. Source:core05, Process: vsbkp Core01-03 are Server 2016 Core04-06 are Server 2012 Would the OS discrepancy be something within Commvault or something at a Hyper-V
vm server backup fail with the snap creation time and it shutdown the sever and cannot power on it back again. please help for this. Belowe error shows in commserver Error Code: [91:30] Description: Unable to open the disks for virtual machine [SIEM]. Please ensure the following: 1) the proxy is able to communicate with the Host and resolve the Host address 2) the correct transport mode has been selected 3) the disk types configured to the virtual machine are supported. Source: com-v, Process: vsbkp Description: Unable to create a virtual machine snapshot of [SIEM]. [An error occurred while taking a snapshot: I/O error accessing change tracking file. Snapshot creation attempt took [00:00:33]] Please check the virtual machine snapshot tree. Source: com-v, Process: vsbkp
We have network drives we backup on DFSR servers on Hyper-V servers, up until recently we could index the backups and pick files for restores. This is now either timing out after many hours or we get the following error“Browse failed due to error while mounting virtual machine: Failed to mount VM for live browse” This is becoming a real issue for us because if we cant browse these files and folders then we have no way of restoring files for users, and as such our data protection is at serious risk
When performing the increment backup of VMware virtual machines and this message always appear.Any ideas ? vsbkp.log“47004 e040 07/21 08:47:13 430196 = vsbkp [BACKUP PHASE] has started vsbkp.exe -j 430196 -a 2:15 -t 2 -ref 1591261924 -i 2 -d pbackup*pbackup*8400 -io 0 -jt 430196:4:1:0:0:44607 -idxma pbackup*pbackup*8400 -numstreams 1 -cn pbackup -vm Instance00147004 e040 07/21 08:47:13 430196 ================================================================47004 e040 07/21 08:47:13 430196 CVMDiskInfo::GetVDDKInstallPath() - Using vStorage VDDK from [C:\Program Files\Commvault\ContentStore\Base\VMware\VDDK\VDDK673] version [6.7.3 build-14389676]47004 e040 07/21 08:47:13 430196 CVMDiskInfo::LoadVDDKLibrary() - Successfully loaded VDDK Lib (libeay32.dll) from C:\Program Files\Commvault\ContentStore\Base\VMware\VDDK\VDDK673\bin\libeay32.dll47004 e040 07/21 08:47:13 430196 CVMDiskInfo::LoadVDDKLibrary() - Successfully loaded VDDK Lib (ssleay32.dll) from C:\Program Files\Commvault\Conte
Hi, I'm new to Commvault and I have a question regarding the "Restore-CVVirtualMachine" PowerShell command. I wanted to make a script that will restore a VM from a backup created in the source VMware vCenter to the destination VMware vCenter using PowerShell. As far as I can see, the "Restore-CVVirtualMachine" command only supports restoring to the same original VMware vCenter.At the same time, I can easily restore from the Commvault console to the target VMware vCenter.Does Commvault support recovery from PowerShell to another vCenter?
Hi Guys,We haveSpectraLogic Tape Library is zoned with the NetApp AF400 via the SAN Fabric switch NetApp can see the Tape drives over the SAN Fabric switch. VMware VM are on the NetApp.In one environment We have CIFS share on the NetApp which we would like to backup LAN-FREE to Spectralogic Tape libraryWe have VMWare VM which we would like to backup LAN FREE via the Intellisnap to Spectralogic Tape libraryhow do we achieve this?
I’ve been fighting with P2V’ing a Centos machine for over a week. The first phases get entirely done within 30m, but the job hangs at the Post Virtualize phase (waiting) for what the logs don’t say. I have a support case opened on this but dev seems stumped as do I. Plus the way they wrote this, can’t suspend it, so after some amount of time, even though to me my machine is fully virtualized AND functional, it will destroy it all when times out eventually. It has done this several times already and is easily reproduced. I cannot believe nobody else has ever ran into this or have they? I told our folks I could expedite P2Ving 100 workstations but now have egg on the old face, 😡11.26.31 we are onthanks
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