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VMware VDP Error 10058 April 17, 2014

Posted by Chad in Backup, Tech, VMware.
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Occasionally I’ll start getting VMs that stop getting backed up using VDP 5.5.  They won’t even attempt a backup the next day either.  I’ll kick off an immediate backup which immediately fails, with the error:

An unexpected error occurred with the following error code:  10058.  More information may be available in the client logs which can be downloaded from the configuration application.

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Clear the VDP Error “Operation failed due to existing snapshot” April 3, 2014

Posted by Chad in Backup, Tech, VMware.
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So you’re deploying the VMware Data Protection product, and one of your VMs won’t backup.  Checking the failed task, you see the error “Operation failed due to existing snapshot.”

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Restoring File Shares from Tape Backup April 17, 2013

Posted by General Zod in Backup, Microsoft, Tech.
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So last night I got a call from one of our SAN guys.  He had needed to upgrade the Volume Manager app on SERVER6, and proceeded to do what he needed to around 7pm.  After his upgrade, he noted that all of the File Shares had disappeared from SERVER6… so he called me looking for assistance.

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VMware VCB Backup Script March 8, 2011

Posted by General Zod in Backup, Tech, VMware.
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Back in October 2009, my crew at work had implemented VMware Consolidated Backup [VCB] as our solution for backing up virtual machines.  Since it was a command line driven solution, I’d accepted the challenge of scripting a solution to automate the backups.  Now, the solution that was developed may not be the most efficient method out there, but we still leverage the solution today because the more recent VMware Data Recovery [vDR] appliance just is not as reliable as we would like it to be.

I’m going to tell you about the VCB solution that we currently have in-place, and you’re more than welcome to adapt the following for use in your own environment.  However, please keep in mind the following two blurbs…

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Quiescing Issues in VMware for Data Recovery March 6, 2011

Posted by Chad in Backup, Tech, VMware.
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Last week, we implemented the VMware Data Recovery appliance into our cluster of hosts.  We have had a SAN LUN dedicated to doing backups, and finally got around to using it.  The installation of the VMWare DR appliance is very easy, with just a few key elements to know about. (more…)

Open Veritas NetBackup VSP Cache Files October 13, 2010

Posted by General Zod in Backup, Tech.
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I’m currently using Veritas NetBackup to perform the backups on my servers.  When these backups are running there are VSP cache files created on the server’s HDD in a “NBU_VSP_Cache” folder because I have “open file backup” enabled.

Unfortunately, I occasionally have seen issues where the VSP files are not properly closed and purged after the backup finished.  The backups always seem to complete successfully, but this open-file snapshot cache doesn’t always find closure afterwards.  But now you’ve got this huge “open” file and eating up your disk space.

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Manually Launch Integrity Check in vDR September 22, 2010

Posted by General Zod in Backup, Tech, VMware.
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Yesterday, just before leaving the office, I added a couple of new VMs into one of my regular backup jobs via the VMware Data Recovery appliance in my environment.  At the time, I noted that it was in the midst of a Integrity Check.  No big deal as the backups would (should have) run after the check was completed.

So this morning, I set to checking the status of my VM backups when I discovered the following Warning in my vDR Reports.

** Integrity check failed for the restore point created on 9/20/2010 3:17:15 PM for ServerA
** Integrity check failed for the restore point created on 9/21/2010 12:50:00 AM for ServerB
** Backup Set "<path to VM backups>" will be locked until the restore point with errors are deleted and integrity check succeeds.

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Understanding Tape Backup Strategies December 9, 2009

Posted by General Zod in Backup, Tech.
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In the past, one of the many roles I’ve occupied in the IT industry is that of the Backup Administrator for a previous employer.  It never really became a very time-consuming job (unless something was broken), but I do believe that it required a good deal more skull sweat than most people believe.

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