VMware has warned about a bug in VDDK 5.5: if you are running vSphere 5.5 and you backup a vmdk disk larger than 2TB using HotAdd mode, it fails silently, while it reports it completed successfully.
HotAdd is one of the available modes to backup a VM with Veeam, and one of the preferred once when the Veeam proxies are installed as virtual machines themselves. However, there are situations where HotAdd mode does not work, and since it appears to be a frequent question, I decided to write a post about […]
If you are using Veeam Backup 6 and you run the proxy module on the Veeam Backup server itself (usually a single Windows server with all the Veeam roles installed on it) you could have seen this behaviour. After a File Level Restore, backup jobs usually running in Hot Add mode, suddenly complete failing over […]
If during a Veeam B&R job using Hot Add mode you receive an error like this: Processing the VM in Backup/Replica job in Virtual Appliance (hot-add) mode fails with the following error message: “Backing up object “[XXX_SXN] DXX-SXX2-TXX/DXX-SXX2-TXX.vmdk” BackupDiskFull failed Client error: Failed to open VDDK disk [[XXX_SXN] DXX-SXX2-TXX/DXX-SXX2-TXX.vmdk] ( is read-only mode – [true] […]