Dolphin Imaging Pre-Backup Failed – Error: Cannot Open Backup Device

When trying to complete a Pre-Backup on exiting Dolphin Imaging, you may get the following error: Dolphin Imaging Error: Cannot open backup device <<DolphinPlatformBackup.BAK>>. Operating system error 5 (Access is denied.). (An error code is returned from the database. Please contact out tech support if help is needed.) After clicking OK, you will then get […]
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SQL Server Backup Failed. Cannot Open Backup Device – Network Drive / UNC

When trying to backup a SQL Server database to a network drive or UNC path, you get the following error: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Backup failed for Server <<SQL Server>>. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended) Additional information: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: Cannot open backup device “<<UNC path / Network drive>>’. Operating system error 32 (The process cannot access the file because […]
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Failed To Connect To Guest Agent – Veeam

Alongside other errors, you may find that Veeam’s backup fails with this error: Failed to connect to guest agent. As mentioned before, this error is typically accompanied by other errors, the details of which are below: Details: Failed to connect to guest agent. Error: ‘Cannot connect to the host’s administrative share. Host: [IP Address]. Account: […]
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Unable To Release Guest. Error: Unfreeze Error (over VIX)

If Veeam Backup fails with this error: Unable to release guest. Error: Unfreeze error (over VIX): [Freeze job already stopped.] This is actually caused by a failed VSS writer within Windows, rather than the Veeam Backup and Replication software. To fix this, see this article for troubleshooting VSS errors for more information.
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Cannot Use CBT Soap Fault Endpoint – Veeam

Veeam Backup and Replication can sometimes give the following warning when backing up: Cannot use CBT: Soap fault. Error caused by file /vmfs/volumes/GUID/VM Name/VM Disk Name.vmdk Detail: ”, endpoint: ” This error is safe to ignore the first time it occurs, a CBT error will not cause your backup to fail. Basically it’s saying that […]
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Failed To Index Guest File System – Veeam

Veeam Backup and Replication can give the following error which causes a VM backup to fail: Failed to index guest file system. Details: Failed to connect to guest agent. Errors: ‘Cannot connect to the host’s administrative share. Host: [IP Address]. Account: [Account Name]. Win32 error:The network path was not found. Code: 53 This backup error […]
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CompileFIB Failed Client Error: There Is Not Enough Space On The Disk – Veeam

Because Veeam Backup and Replication doesn’t currently do backups to tape, using a 3rd party tape backup solution can sometimes make archiving backups to disk cumbersome and cause you to run out of disk space. If you run out of space on the disk you are doing your staged backups to, Veeam will give you this […]
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How To Backup And Restore IIS 7 In Windows Server 2008 R2

Note: This article refers to IIS 7 which ships with Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.5, which ships with Windows Server 2008 R2. When this article talks about working with IIS 7, think IIS 7 or 7.5. Back in the days of IIS 6, IIS configuration backups and restores had a handy little GUI option […]
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Unable To Release Guest. Error: VSSControl: Failed To Freeze Guest, Wait Timeout

I installed Veeam Backup and Replication 6 for VMware. It was backing up my virtual machines fine, but I got the following error on some SQL servers: Unable to release guest. Error: VSSControl: Failed to freeze guest, wait timeout Error: VSSControl: Failed to freeze guest, wait timeout It’s pretty easy to understand what the error […]
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