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Restore issues following successful backup

Antoine_D
Level 3

 

Good Day,

Today I am posting again, as I encountered a new problem while trying to restore a single file from a backup disk.

This file was backed-up from an ESXi server successfuly.
The ESXi server name was added in :

Host Properties/Master Server/Properties/VMWare Access Hosts/Add

And also in:

Media and Device Management/Credentials/Virtual Machine Servers

As the full backup ran successfuly, I assume there is no issues with the authentication between the Master server and the ESXi server.

Here are the backup logs :

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04/04/2014 12:03:59 - Info bpbrm(pid=2796) Eon56 is the host to backup data from     
04/04/2014 12:03:59 - Info bpbrm(pid=2796) reading file list from client        
04/04/2014 12:03:59 - Info bpbrm(pid=2796) starting bpbkar32 on client         
04/04/2014 12:03:59 - Info nbjm(pid=4228) starting backup job (jobid=50) for client Eon56, policy ESXi, schedule ESXi  
04/04/2014 12:03:59 - estimated 0 Kbytes needed
04/04/2014 12:03:59 - Info nbjm(pid=4228) started backup (backupid=Eon56_1396605839) job for client Eon56, policy ESXi, schedule ESXi on storage unit probook.larmor56.com-disk
04/04/2014 12:03:59 - started process bpbrm (2796)
04/04/2014 12:03:59 - connecting
04/04/2014 12:03:59 - connected; connect time: 00:00:00
04/04/2014 12:04:45 - Info bpbkar32(pid=6568) Backup started           
04/04/2014 12:04:45 - Info bpbkar32(pid=6568) CONTINUE BACKUP received.          
04/04/2014 12:04:45 - Info bptm(pid=4184) start            
04/04/2014 12:04:45 - Info bptm(pid=4184) using 262144 data buffer size        
04/04/2014 12:04:45 - Info bptm(pid=4184) setting receive network buffer to 1049600 bytes      
04/04/2014 12:04:45 - Info bptm(pid=4184) using 30 data buffers         
04/04/2014 12:04:47 - Info bptm(pid=4184) start backup           
04/04/2014 12:04:47 - begin writing
04/04/2014 12:17:14 - Info bptm(pid=4184) waited for full buffer 17846 times, delayed 48210 times    
04/04/2014 12:17:15 - Info bpbkar32(pid=6568) bpbkar waited 0 times for empty buffer, delayed 0 times.   
04/04/2014 12:17:18 - Info bptm(pid=4184) EXITING with status 0 <----------        
04/04/2014 12:17:18 - Info bpbrm(pid=2796) validating image for client Eon56        
04/04/2014 12:17:20 - end writing; write time: 00:12:33
the requested operation was successfully completed(0)

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But, when I want to restore a simple log file (as a test) here is what the log says :

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04/04/2014 16:19:53 - begin Restore
04/04/2014 16:22:44 - restoring image Eon56_1396605839
04/04/2014 16:25:36 - Info bprd(pid=7020) Restoring from copy 1 of image created 04/04/14 12:03:59    
04/04/2014 16:28:28 - Info bpdm(pid=5664) started            
04/04/2014 16:28:28 - started process bpdm (5664)
04/04/2014 16:28:28 - Info bpdm(pid=5664) reading backup image          
04/04/2014 16:28:28 - Info bpdm(pid=5664) using 30 data buffers         
04/04/2014 16:28:28 - Info bpdm(pid=5664) spawning a child process         
04/04/2014 16:28:28 - Info bpbrm(pid=5664) child pid: 5036          
04/04/2014 16:28:28 - Info bpdm(pid=5036) started            
04/04/2014 16:28:28 - started process bpdm (5036)
04/04/2014 16:28:29 - begin reading
04/04/2014 16:28:29 - end reading; read time: 00:00:00
04/04/2014 16:28:30 - Info bpdm(pid=5664) completed reading backup image         
04/04/2014 16:31:21 - Info bpbrm(pid=5536) connect failed STATUS (18) CONNECT_FAILED        
04/04/2014 16:31:21 - Info bpbrm(pid=5536)     status: FAILED, (42) CONNECT_REFUSED; system: (10060) Connection timed out.; FROM 0.0.0.0 TO esx01.XXXX.YYYY 10.xx.xx.xx bpcd VIA pbx
04/04/2014 16:31:21 - Info bpbrm(pid=5536)     status: FAILED, (42) CONNECT_REFUSED; system: (10061) Aucune connexion n’a pu être établie car l’ordinateur cible l’a expressément refusée. ; FROM 0.0.0.0 TO esx01.xxxx.yyyy 10.XX.XX.XX bpcd VIA vnetd
04/04/2014 16:31:21 - Info bpbrm(pid=5536)     status: FAILED, (42) CONNECT_REFUSED; system: (10060) Connection timed out.; FROM 0.0.0.0 TO esx01.XXXX.YYYY 10.xx.xx.xx bpcd
04/04/2014 16:31:21 - Error bpbrm(pid=5536) Cannot connect to esx01.xxxxx.yyyy        
04/04/2014 16:31:21 - Info tar32(pid=0) done. status: 58: can't connect to client      
04/04/2014 16:31:21 - Error bpbrm(pid=5536) client restore EXIT STATUS 58: can't connect to client    
04/04/2014 16:40:30 - restored image Eon56_1396605839 - (cannot connect on socket(25)); restore time 00:17:46
04/04/2014 16:40:30 - end Restore; elapsed time: 00:20:37
VMware policy restore error(2820)

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The logs cleary say "no connection could be established as the target server rejected it"

Is there anything I forgot to configure on my Policy ?

Many thanks & regards

 

6 REPLIES 6

NathanNieman
Level 6

So you can backup but not restore?  Is this correct.

 

You have you VM servers setup in the credentials, and on the master server host properties? 

 

 

Marianne
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Cannot connect to esx01.xxxxx.yyyy 

Where are you trying to restore to? Looking at above error, it seems as if you are trying to restore to the ESX server?

You can only restore to a host where NBU software is installed - either a VM with NBU Client software installed or to the backup host (probably the master/media server?). Copy file from there to the VM client. 

DG-2005
Level 5

Exactly what Marianne said, cannot restore a file-level backup without a client on the OS.

Antoine_D
Level 3

Good day & thanks for your reply!

 

@ Marianne : Yes Indeed, I made a mistake in the Restore settings, as you noticed. I have amended these in the meantime : replaced the esx server name by the target VM hostname. FYI, the NBU Agent was NOT installed on this VM...

@DG-2005: "cannot restore a file-level backup without a client on the OS."  yes indeed ^^

 

Having said that, I ask this question to both of you : how do you do if you install NBU7.5 in an existing environment that contains 10.000+ VMs (CentOS & Windows) and you want to deploy this client agent on each of them? Can you advise any deployment tool by any chance, please?

 

Many thanks!

Marianne
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Do you really need NBU Client software in 10000+ VMs? 

Full VM restore does not need NBU client installation, only single file.

For the odd single file restore every now and then, you may as well restore to the backup host (which is probably the master or a media server) and then copy the file to the relevant VM.

Install NBU client in one or two Linux VMs that you can use for CentOS file-level restores.

Antoine_D
Level 3

Marianne,

No I dont actually need to deploy the NBU Agent on 10.000+ VMs today, but I will soon be asked to deal with hundreds of them -- and what I dont want to do is to install an agent manually on each VM individually.

>> "For the odd single file restore every now and then, you may as well restore to the backup host (which is probably the master or a media server) and then copy the file to the relevant VM."

I will certainly suggest the idea !

Many thanks & regards,

 

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