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Backup Exec 2012 – Deduplication Store Problems

June 4th, 2013 1 comment

Restarted Backup Exec Server
– Deduplication Store Offline (red)
– Postgres DB Service not running
– Deduplication store not running

— restart postgres 8.3 –> OK
— restart deduplication store Ends up with: Incorrect Function –> postgres crashes with:

2013-06-03 18:30:04 CEST LOG: database system was shut down at 2013-06-03 18:21:57 CEST
2013-06-03 18:30:04 CEST LOG: Datenbanksystem ist bereit um Verbindungen anzunehmen
2013-06-03 18:30:50 CEST LOG: schnelles Herunterfahren verlangt
2013-06-03 18:30:50 CEST LOG: etwaige aktive Transaktionen werden abgebrochen
2013-06-03 18:30:50 CEST FATAL: terminating connection due to administrator command
2013-06-03 18:30:50 CEST FATAL: terminating connection due to administrator command
2013-06-03 18:30:50 CEST LOG: shutting down
2013-06-03 18:30:50 CEST LOG: database system is shut down

in Windows Event Log you see Event: Error 1, spoolsd:
25001: dcOutPlaceUpdateReplay: could not move E:\BackupExecDeduplicationStorageFolder\data/53376.bin to E:\BackupExecDeduplicationStorageFolder\data/journal/0.bin (object already exists)

move E:\BackupExecDeduplicationStorageFolder\data/53376.bin away manually.
the binary should be recreated by backup exec (according to symantec Support)
restart the Service postgres, restart the dedup Service.
both are running.
go to backup exec console – you see there dedup store is still offline.
recycle all Services with backup exec console.
everything working again.

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rename vmdk files in cli

December 4th, 2012 No comments

I had a recent problem, where i needed to rename a vmdk file on a datastore.
I tried it first with the vsphere client, but struggled with this message:
virtual machine disk rename warning:

with some googling i found this
here is described how to execute it.
first I tried on the vcenter server using vmkfstools, but this did not worked properly
So i enabled on our vsphere 5 server ssh under security profiles in the vsphere console and used the esx host console interface with following command:

cd /vmfs/volumes/volumename/servername
vmkfstools -E oldname.vmdk newname.vmdk

after this readd the vm wo the inventory after editing the vmx file and restart. everything is fine.

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ADMS could not find Data Management Services on – Vault Pro 2013

November 22nd, 2012 1 comment

You get this error when opening from ADMS Console Tools/Administration?
It is a problem with the impersonation account within ASP.

We see this problem from time to time. Today my problem was solved, by opening http://Localhost/AutodeskDM/Services/SecurityService.asmx (as advised in here) where I saw then the local user account created by the Vault installer and an error message from

So go in the web.conf in: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\ADMS Professional 2013\Server\Web\Services and search for “impersonate”
you will find there a line like that:
(password not really sure 😉

you have to adjust this line to this, where you fill in your service account (which has also rights on your filestore):

After that restart IIS and you are done.

Root cause for this issue is the inability of the vault installer to resolve Active Directory accounts and every account you fill in during setup will be created freshly as local account in the machine.

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Vault Beta Program Kampai

November 6th, 2012 No comments to sign up for 2014 beta!

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AU 2012

November 5th, 2012 No comments

soon I come 🙂

anyone else going?

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