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You can reject cookies by changing your browser settings. Veeam Community Forums Veeam products and related data center technologies Skip to content. Quick links. Error: There is an folder item with the specified name and a. Since a few days I am getting these error messages in Veeam v8: Terminated at Thank you. Is there a way to manually start a full backup merge? Otherwise I allways have to wait for the next backup copy intervall to see if the error is gone or not.

If the number of available restore points match the configure retention settings, then full backup merge will happen on the next job run. BTW, what did your support engineer say on this? Retention policy is simply 7 days. Currently I am waiting for a engineer to respond.

So I have to wait, if this worked or not I was, after some more investigation asked if I was using per-VM mode for the jobs that was not cured with the "quick fix" and yes they do, but so does also the jobs that was fixed with the "quick fix". After some days one of the working jobs stopped working and was failing again with "Failed to merge full backup file Error: There is an item with the specified name and another type.

So I was told "Senior engineers are currently working on fix but we don't have an estimated time for it.Being a scheduled activity, the backup copy job may fail to run as expected. This can happen, for example, if the backup copy interval is too short and is not sufficient for the amount of data to be copied.

This process continues until there is a full backup file on the target backup repository. Simultaneous Use of Backup Files. In some cases, the source backup job and backup copy job may overlap.

Such situation can occur, for example, if the source backup job needs to transform the source backup chain. If a specific task in the backup copy job locks the source backup chain to read data from it, and the source backup job that needs to write data to this backup chain starts at this moment for example, for reverse incremental backupthe task in the backup copy job is put on hold.

The backup copy job can continue processing other tasks that use other sources for example, backup files created by other backup jobs. After the source backup job releases the backup chain, the backup copy job resumes processing machines in this backup chain. If you have selected to run a backup copy job with a daily backup copy interval, you must define the start time of the backup copy interval.

However, you may want to change the start time afterwards. For example, when you first created a backup copy job, you set a daily backup copy interval with the start time at 8 AM.

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After that, you changed the start time to 10 AM. After that, it will immediately start a new backup copy interval.

This interval will run for 26 hours — from 8 AM of the current day until 10 AM of the next day. All subsequent backup copy intervals will be started at 10 AM every day. The first backup copy interval that is run after the start time change is typically longer than a regular one.

To start the synchronization process right away, you can use the Sync Now option after you change the start time value. As a result, the first backup copy interval after the start time change will begin immediately. On the start time change, you started the manual synchronization process at 1 PM. After that, it will start a new backup copy interval. This interval will run for 21 hours — from 1 PM of the current day until 10 AM of the next day. Our website uses cookies!

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veeam failed to merge full backup file error file does not exist

Start Setup Wizard Step 2. Read and Accept License Agreement Step 3. Provide License File Step 4. Install Missing Software Step 6. Specify Installation Settings Step 7. Specify Service Account Settings Step 8. Specify Service Ports Step Specify Data Locations Step Begin Installation Step Install Missing Software Step 4.A Broken Backup Chain is when you have full Backup.

With this option is more difficult to have a Broken Backup Chain. As you can see in the next screenshot, this VM had four restore points. You can now choose one of the restore points to restore the VM. Somehow this. Even if you choose a different restore point or even the full restore point you get the same error.

Since the chain in this backup is broken, so cannot restore the VM. Next is to check the Backup Repository and check if there is any restore points are not in the chain and if you have a Broken Chain Backup, fix it. As you can check in the next image lot of Incremental restore points are not available.

The only is available is the Full Backup. Note: Double check other VMs to confirm that all have the same problem.

For this particular case, I choose to option Forget and with the select All unavailable backups. For now, you will fix the broken chain; then you can troubleshoot what happened to the missing files.

With this option, Backups will only be removed from Backup Inventory, not psychically. If you find the missing files or see that the files are just miss-located maybe in a different Repository that was set to maintenance mode you can then import all Backup Chain to the Backup Inventory. Note: Depending on your system and backups sizes, this procedure can take a while. After Veeam removes all corrupted files, the only restore point that was available was the initial Full Backup.

So it means that all incremental were corrupt, or files were deleted for example 2 and 3 from our Incremental initial image. Note: It could even happen if you have new VMs that were backup in those corrupted incremental will no longer be available in this example had 20 VMs that were not available anymore. So, no backups for those VMs. After you fix the Broken Backup Chain, you can now restore any VM using the available restore points. Veeam: How to fix Broken backup chain.

Previous Next. View Larger Image. When checking the last line in the restore log, the incremental. Check Backup Repository. Go to Backupsthen Disk and select the Job that you are trying to restore. Right-click and select Properties. Forget — you can remove records about missing restore points from the configuration database. The backup files will remain on disk.

Delete — you can remove records about missing restore points from the configuration database and delete backup files from disk. To remove only the selected restore point and restore points that depend on it that is, a part of the backup chain starting from this restore pointselect This and dependent backups.

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To remove all restore points from the unavailable extent, select All unavailable backups. You can use this option just for safe side and if you plan to try to recover the missing files.

Just confirm and let Veeam remove all corrupted restore points and fix the Backup Chain.I'm experiencing two different 'failures' with my backup copy jobs. Most of the BC jobs are not failing at all but there are a few that do occasionally.

In the one case it is just a straight failure - usually failed to process within interval. That is pretty easy to understand, the continuous job has an interval in which it is supposed to complete x number of copies and it didn't.

The other type is the one that has me confused. Error: Agent failed to. Generally these jobs are successful on next run or, occasionally I will need to manually run them.

Is the failure to create a restore point on this run not critical to success of the overall job? Is this creating a new baseline? If so why is this not a warning? I guess that's four questions - the overall question is 'how do I explain a failure that is also a success in relation to a Veeam backup copy job? There is a latency between the drive failure and the RAID going into degraded mode ie the switch from reading actual data to calculating it via the parityand in that period there might be a stall in the data read.

I do have a support contract and I have not opened a case. I may have confused the issue here - I'm not looking to solve these failures but rather to understand how the job can fail and also succeed. I might then open a case but for now I need to be able to explain the disparity. Without seeing all the details, I'm assuming the individual VMs are successful, but the job is failing overall because of the merge. Have you tried doing something like a restore of individual files from the Backup Copy Job to see if you are able to restore them?

If your merge is failing, you still have an issue that needs resolved.

veeam failed to merge full backup file error file does not exist

Always worth getting in touch with the support team and getting them to check logs, they might be able to point out why and rectify the issue, you dont want to be attempting a restore on a successful job only to find you have damage in the repository and the previous merge has failed. Sorry, should have posted an update. I'm trying to find time to do a verification restore.

I will update once that is done. Brand Representative for Veeam Software. Sorry, I thought I had posted an update. I did do the test restore, actually I've done several, in each case using the restore point indicated in the error. I was able to restore files from restore points that, according to the email shouldn't exist.

It seems to be a false positive and I am going to open a case with support to try and get a better answer as to what's happening. I will keep this up to date as I learn more. To continue this discussion, please ask a new question. Get answers from your peers along with millions of IT pros who visit Spiceworks. Andrew Veeam Thai Pepper.New trial with Veeam CC partner. I think part of the problem, IIRC, you need space for it to create that synthetic full while it keeps an existing one, so you need more space to make that happen.

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This is by design. I understand your frustration. But you have to have the room where the synthesis takes place. It's a similar situation to using DFSR in Windows; you have to have sufficient space to copy the temporary replica in addition to the existing old copy of the file. Otherwise, an interruption could corrupt your then only copy.

Why isn't this made clear by the cloud provider? As it turns out I'm only using 3. If this extra capacity is required by the application to function then why is it not included in the initial costing by the provider? Brand Representative for Veeam Software.

It is usually assumed that admins have some experience with their own system, so they know how much production data is changing withing the certain amount of time. Plus, they might have different retention data policies and so on. Disable untick synthetic full backup if you're limited with quota and leave it to use forward forever incremental backup chain. In addition to that, play with restore points simulator to see how much space potentially you'll need according to your environment.

You can question my abilities all you like but i can assure you the community will see your comment for all that it is. So I get what is at least a clear answer from the Veeam cloud connect partner. They say Hello Colin, I've been reviewing the size of your backups, the full backup is 3. You would need at least 2. My comments weren't questioning your skills, I was simply explaining why it's not "working out of the box" experience for every single scenario.

In addition to that, there was no information on the exact settings, data numbers like how much it changes within a day and your policies what's the desired retention, etc. That's why I made a general suggestion and advised you to use restore points simulator to estimate storage consumption more precisely and disable synthetic fulls creation in Job settings and I stand by it.

It is simple. How many restore points you want to keep? If you want to create another one synthetic full with its incrementals then 3. We are not talking about a second synthetic full. But you already knew that and the cloud providers comments are clear enough.

Just more mis-direction and avoiding what is painfully obvious to everyone else. How much Cloud storage would i require in the first instance with a view to increasing it as demand rises? In this case within a month you'll need a place for 4 full backup files each representing a corresponding week: 3. As long as I've been doing this, you always have double your data set available for your backup target. Like said above, you can't delete the last Full before the next Full is complete.

You would probably run into this issue with most backup solutions unitrends, quorum,etc.

veeam failed to merge full backup file error file does not exist

Also, I would plan for growth as well over a year, 2, 3 how ever long your contract is. If your Veeam is a proxy server, which is likely to sit in your DC, can it process the backup jobs locally then store only the "raw backup data" on to the cloud? Coz I do use tapes and also NAS to replace tapes for certain Veeam jobs, I do not think Veeam would do the synthetic full on the tapes, it does it somewhere else then copies to tape, but I maybe wrong as the job itself may be a full backup.Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 6 guests.

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Error: File does not exist. Maximum retry count reached 5 out of 5. Wasn't it a base. Why it is still complaining that it cannot be read? The reason I did that simply because the drive is full but there are some other disk space in another drive.

Just make an active full so that it start the chain from scratch. Do I have to do the following steps: 1. Remove the backup from the configuration 2. Migrate to different drive 3.

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Re-register the backup with Veeam Backup to new Repository location 4. Rescan repository. Keep in mind that digests re-calculation will be required after mapping the job to existing backups i.

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Quick links. Backup Copy Job - Merge failure. My backup copy job for our file server VM consistently fails once it reaches the point in time where it merges the full backup file. The job will get stuck at the file merge.

The job contains a single VM. This VM contains an antivirus server, firewall server, and copy location for our physical file server 1. I have recreated the job multiple times and it will run through the incrementals with no problems but fails once a merge is to be performed.

I thought this might be the issue but our other backup copy jobs containing multiple VM's are processing just fine.

veeam failed to merge full backup file error file does not exist

Some of the other jobs that are successful are about the same size or even larger. The incremental size of copy job in question is about 20gb on average while other backup copy jobs have incrementals that are larger at 35gb in size. Based on these observations, I believe that the storage is not the issue. To make sure the Buffalo NAS doesn't get overworked, I have scheduled the backup copy jobs to run in a fashion where no more than two jobs are processing at the same time.

I'm not sure where to go from here. The backup copy feature used to work for this VM Have you tried the same job to some other storage? Here are the errors in the email report: Code: Select all "Failed to merge full backup file. Job debug logs should contain information about what operations take so long as well as the actual cause of errors.