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2016-12-17 06:58:33 -0500 asked a question Test Question from New Community

Test Question from New Community

2016-09-27 05:33:54 -0500 commented question VMware backup failure after vStorage motion

@Davy You can fix this issue by upgrading the instance to VembuBDR version 3.0.0 manually or using automatic software upgrade push option available in VembuBDR server. v3.0.0 GA build Download page : https://www.vembu.com/try/

2016-09-27 04:49:31 -0500 edited answer ERROR : Unable to log you in. Make sure StoreGrid is running


Thanks. It seems that StoreGrid service is not running. Can you try to start it, "Start -> Run -> type 'services.msc' -> StoreGrid -> and click 'start' button". If StoreGrid service is not started after following this, please post the screen shot of the readme.html file of your StoreGrid installation to assist you further.(localhost:6061/readme.html (or) localhost:6060/readme.html)

Also, on your initial post, you have mentioned that StoreGrid.exe was running on taskmanager. Sometime, StoreGrid.exe might be hanged on the machine and it might not allow to start StoreGrid.exe service again. In order to resolve this, you can restart the machine. While booting the machine all hanged services will be properly restarted by OS.


You can contact our support at vembu-support@vembu.com to get immediate assistance with the help of remote session.

2016-09-27 03:03:34 -0500 edited answer Skipped Files, Access Denied


You will get this error, if Vembu OnlineBackup doesn't have enough permission to access encrypted files. Please check whether you have installed Vembu OnlineBackup as an Application or Service. You can find the mode of installation by opening the following URL in the problematic machine localhost:4040/readme.html

If installed as Service, please follow the below steps:

Please check whether the logon account is "Local System Account", if it is 'Local System Account' then please change it to any administrator account. Please follow the below steps to change the logon account type.

  1. Open the Services control applet through "Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services" shortcut or by running "services.msc" command in "Start ->Run" tool.

  2. Select the Vembu OnlineBackup service and then open its Properties dialog.

  3. In the Vembu OnlineBackup services Properties dialog, go to the "Logon" tab if it is 'Local System Account' update the user logon to be of the power user or a user who has administrator privilege to run the Vembu OnlineBackup service.

  4. After providing the correct user name and password details, click 'Apply' and 'Ok' to apply the changes.

  5. Restart the Vembu OnlineBackup service.

If installed as an Application, please follow the below steps:

If Vembu OnlineBackup is installed as an application, then please make sure the current logon user account has enough privilege to access the encrypted files. Please access the files manually and check whether you are able to open the files. Either provide enough privilege to the current account or download the latest client build from your Vembu OnlineBackup login console and update the existing build as Windows Service. Please follow the below steps to do the same,

  1. Download the Vembu OnlineBackup installer from Vembu OnlineBackup login console.
  2. Run the installer.
  3. During installation click "Advance" and choose "Install as Windows services" option and proceed the installation process.
  4. Once the installation was completed, change the service logon user account to administrator account as mentioned earlier.
2016-09-27 02:56:47 -0500 commented answer Backup of Encrypted Files

When VembuNetworkBackup agent is installed as application it wont be listed under the Services.You can view the mode of installation by opening the following url in the machine localhost:4040/readme.html.This would show whether the Agent is installed as service or application.

2016-09-09 06:16:26 -0500 edited question Upgrade appliance from 3.1.1 to 3.1.3

These instructions do not work on our appliance: 2. Ubuntu Backup Server: Download Vembu BDR v3.1.3 build from following location: Click here. Unzip the downloaded build and run the *.bin file to upgrade your existing Vembu BDR v2.1.0, v2.1.1, v3.0.0, v3.1.0, v3.1.1 and v3.1.2 backup server.


Once Vembu BDR Server is upgraded successfully, make sure that the version and build numbers are updated properly by logging into Backup Server web console. Build No:3102015122321 Check version number by clicking on the bottom right corner question mark “?”

Get these errors: Please wait - Vembu BDR is being installed! ./VembuBDR313DBN.bin: line 1708: [: -eq: unary operator expected Could not stop apache. chroot is not found in CHROOTCOMMANDPATH ./VembuBDR313DBN.bin: line 7408: [: -ne: unary operator expected

You are trying to install the Vembu VMBackup 3.1.0 edition on top of the existing installation. This is not supported. Please try to download the correct edition build and update your current installation.

2016-09-09 06:14:42 -0500 edited answer C drive is running out of space

Hi Sean,

Yes. You can change MongoDB database location using the following steps in your Backup Server machine.


  1. Stop VMBackup and Mongo Services in Services.msc
  2. Go to run->Open regedit (registry)
  3. Go to MongoDB Service and change the Imagepath with new dbpath(HKEYLOCALMACHINE -> SYSTEMS -> CurrentControlSet -> Services ->mongo Db).
  4. Copy the old data folders and paste it in new location(Most Important step).
  5. Start the Mongo and VMBackup Services.


  1. Stop the VMBackup and Mongo Services. You can stop the services using below cmd:

/etc/init.d/mongo stop

/etc/init.d/vembuvmbackup stop

  1. Then open the Mongo config file using vi editor. Mongo config file can be found in /opt/config/mongodb.
  2. In that file, find dbpath. Then, update the new location accordingly.
  3. Copy the old data folders and paste it in new location(Most Important step).
  4. Start the Mongo and Vembu VMBackup Services.

Please be noted that the above steps are only to change database location and not the installation location of MongoDB.

2016-09-06 09:11:24 -0500 edited answer MySQL data pointed to a different location than default location

Yes, it is possible to have different location for the MySQL data storage location. You can set it to different location while installing Vembu BDR v3.0 server. During installation of MySQL server using “MYSQL server installation” wizard you can select the installation and data storage as mentioned in the added image below.

MySQL data storage location

In case if you wanted to change the data storage location after installation of MySQL server you can change it in tag "datadir" from the my.cnf/my.ini file

2016-08-29 06:52:40 -0500 edited answer Windows Server 2008 R2 P2V Boots To System Recovery

The 'Startup repair' issue might be occurred due to one of the following reasons

1) Missing of necessary VMDK drivers.

2) If any secondary disk is present in original physical machine and the same is not added while VM creation. Please check this case and update to us.

Steps to inject the necessary VMDK drivers through the Recovery CD is listed below,

1) Download the Vembu BDR Recovery CD build tool from the below link https://www.vembu.com/builds/v350/ (Based on the system architecture download Recovery CD 64 bit/32 bit.)

2) To prepare Recovery CD and perform restore by using Recovery CD, refer the below link https://s3.amazonaws.com/Vembu-help-documents/VembuBDR/PhysicalRecoveryUsing_RecoveryCD.pdf

If the problem still occurs after injecting VMDK drivers, please try to contact our support team at vembu-support@vembu.com. They will help you to resolve the issue.

2016-08-08 01:45:51 -0500 asked a question test post - checking image issue

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2016-06-06 01:08:19 -0500 edited answer MongoDB service won't start after upgrade

To re-create the MongoDB services, please run this query from the MongoDB installation location.

bin\mongod.exe --config "C:\Program Files\MongoDB\mongoDB\Config\mongod.cfg" --logpath "C:\Program Files\MongoDB\mongoDB\log\mongo.log" --install

By default, the installation location is 'C:\Program Files\MongoDB\mongoDB'.

If any error occurred while executing the above query, please send the exact error message to our support desk vembu-support@vembu.com to assist you in better way.

2016-03-21 02:12:37 -0500 commented answer Free backup of desktop OS?

@chris9213 It is true that initially both Server and Desktop Physical Image Backup were available for free. Since customers requested standard support for the same and based on the request count for the Server OS image backup support, We had to set standard license pricing for the Server OS backup and set standard support free. For Desktop OSs, the license is still kept as free and in case, if the customer wants support assistance, then they would need to purchase separate support package for the same.

2016-02-08 02:28:22 -0500 commented question Our server is showing "! Server Deactivated"

We checked your portal account and noticed that there was no activity since "Sep 08,2015" and hence, your account was deactivated to avoid any further invoicing for the inactive clients. Now you registered a new server with the same portal registered email id and it fetch the deactivation info from the portal. We have now manually activated your portal account. Please click on "Run License Check" from the backup server console under "Server Registration" to activate the server, and you can proceed the backups.

2016-02-08 00:46:01 -0500 commented question Upgrade appliance from 3.1.1 to 3.1.3

Sorry for the inconvenience caused. Vembu BDR v3.1.3 is the service pack 3 release of Vembu BDR v3.1.0. Normally we change the build numbers for service pack releases. But to avoid confusions, we will update the proper version number in our upcoming releases.

2016-01-29 02:03:39 -0500 commented answer Upgrade appliance from 3.1.1 to 3.1.3

It is still showing 3.1.0[3102015111219, fails to install with the same error messages as above. I'm running as user "root".

2016-01-18 08:33:24 -0500 answered a question Upgrade appliance from 3.1.1 to 3.1.3

Hi Gowerg,

From your query we believe that you have updated the Vembu BDR server with out any issues and while checking the version of the build from user interface you are getting the error message as mentioned in your query. We believe that the version check happened during back end database update and that is the reason for this issue. Kindly follow the below steps in your environment and update us the status.

  • Restart Vembu BDR application
  • Clear browser cache and try login the console and check the build number.
  • If the same issue reoccurs. Please do check the permission for Vembu BDR application running user to restart the Apache instance and provide necessary permission for the user.
2016-01-03 23:55:36 -0500 commented question Vembu with Microsoft Direct Access

Hi Dhoefer, Can you please update, are you able to telnet the ports 32004, 31005 and 31007 of your offsite client via Microsoft Direct Access?

2015-12-31 06:43:25 -0500 answered a question Free backup of desktop OS?


File backup and Image backup is free of cost in case if the Vembu client installed OS is desktop version. We have checked your portal account and noticed that all the client 's registered under your portal account is server OSes. Also we replied your support query with the list of clients registered to your portal account, do verify the same and update us.

2015-12-30 00:34:49 -0500 commented question SQL backup problem

Can you please update us whether you are using "SQL server Authentication" or "windows Authentication" to connect the SQL instance in "SQL Server Connection Properties".Also please check the below details and update us. 1) Vembu product name and Build Number details. 2) OS Details [32/64-bit architecture]. 3) MSSQL Server Version and its Details[32/64-bit]. The above details will help us to provide you a suitable details.

2015-12-15 05:12:10 -0500 answered a question Server Migration and Licencing


We can migrate Vembu VMBackup server from one machine to another machine by following the help document link given below


Migrating the Vembu VMBackup instance won't cause license change or purchase and also there is no additional charge for migrating the VMBackup sever instance from one machine to another.

2015-12-05 12:35:32 -0500 answered a question Vembu Data Store Location Change

From your query we believe that your backup server is crashed and you are rebuilding the server in newer instance with the backed-up data from crashed server. Regarding the above kindly follow the steps given in the knowledge base link given below.


Please note that the volumes added in older and newer repository should have the same data position(i.e the data should be placed in the volume names same as in the older server). If the volumes name varies in the newer server the same needed to be updated manually in the database with the assistance of the Vembu tech team.

Please do check the same and get back to us for further assistance on the server rebuild process.

2015-12-05 11:18:53 -0500 answered a question Storegrid Backup location change

The storage location of backups available under a single client can be moved from one location to another location by following the help link given below. Once you done the storage migration, you don't have to do any further changes in the group management console as we are doing the migration at the client level the same will be updated in the Group management console also. Please refer the link below for detailed information regarding backup data storage migration.


2015-10-20 05:55:28 -0500 edited answer Problem to add a network share


Adding Network drive option is specific designed only for VMBackup instance installed in windows servers. In case if a network drive needed to be added as additional storage repository in Linux environment (or) virtual appliance then we need to mount the drive in the Linux machine by adding the drive mount details in fstab. Once the drive is added in the fstab the drives will be automatically listed in the

Management -- > storage management page.

To add external drives/disks (NAS/SAN/Virtual Hard Drive) as your storage location on Vembu Repository, we request you to mount that drive to your Ubuntu backup server appliance(Physical/Virtual).Follow below steps to mount the drive,

Step 1:

     Get the list of HDD by running command “cat /proc/partitions”. Note the newly added volume. Example : /dev/sdb1

Step 2:

     Format the newly added volume. Example: mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1 (Choose the file system type as per your wish)

Step 3:

     Create mount point Example: mkdir /storage

Step 4:

    Mount the volume to that mount point. Example: mount /dev/sdb1 /storage

Follow below steps to add the mount point in “/etc/fstab” to avoid unmounting during system reboot,

Step 1:

      Open “/etc/fstab” in any editor. eg: > vi /etc/fstab

Step 2:

      Make the entry for the new volume in end of the file. defaults 1 2
Example: /dev/sdb1 /storage ext4 defaults 1 2

Once you have done that you will be able to add the storage in the backup server console through Server Management — > Storage Management

2015-10-15 09:18:50 -0500 edited question What is Socket in Virtual backup Licensing

What is Socket ?

What do you mean by socket. If I purchase one socket license for VMware, how many VMs i can backup from one ESXi host?

2015-10-09 02:45:38 -0500 edited answer Error while saving NFS


Please try the following steps to enable the NFS drive.

  1. Stop the Vembu VMbackup service running in your backup server
  2. Create the directory "toStartNFSServer" under "VembuVMBackup" in root location. You can use the command "sudo mkdir -p /VembuVMBackup/toStartNFSServer"
  3. Restart the NFS services by running the command "sudo service nfs-kernel-server restart"
  4. Start the Vembu VMbackup service in your backup server
  5. Now try to enable NFS.
2015-10-02 15:14:30 -0500 commented answer Windows and Linux Download production links

We will check internally and update you why the build download page is not available for you in Vembu portal. Also We released Vembu VMBackup version 3.1 and it is available for download in Vembu website. Kindly download the same and start your deployment.

2015-10-01 08:19:24 -0500 answered a question Create non-admin users

Hi Seddon,

In Vembu VMBackup current version the administrator can not create non-admin less privileged users and we do have this feature in our road map and it will be available in our next major release.

2015-09-29 09:27:15 -0500 answered a question trying the product

Hi Tacchill,

Thanks for your interest in our product. If you have selected typical installation during VembuVMBackup client installation, then installation process will took the default username/password and set it for the VembuVMBackup client login. If you have selected custom level installation then you will be provided an option to change the user name and password. Kindly use the default login credentials and try login the VembuVMbackup client console.

Default user name : admin
Default password : admin

Note : For further assistance during evaluation kindly contact VEMBU_SUPPORT AT VEMBU dot COM or call us at 1-844-312-5773(US) (or) +44-203-793-8668(UK)

2015-09-28 01:57:51 -0500 answered a question Windows and Linux Download production links


The VembuBDR 3.0 Linux and Windows production builds are available for download in your Vembu portal console under PRODUCTS --> DOWNLOAD BDR page.

Click here to login Vembu customer portal account ....

2015-09-11 15:14:34 -0500 commented answer The VMware backup fails with the error message Failed to create snapshot.

Please check the updated answer for further steps to fix this issue

2015-09-11 14:58:26 -0500 answered a question The VMware backup fails with the error message Failed to create snapshot.

HI Justin,

Regarding your issue kindly check the vsphere log file available in the VembuBDR client instance installation location under VembuBDR_home\log folder. Check the exact error that is showing in the log file during the time period of backup failure. Also try creating snapshot manually for the VM machine from Vsphere client. If the manual snapshot fails then check the vmware.log on the virtual machine and update us for further proceedings.

Updated answer:

Normally this issue will occur in case if the size of the snapshot file being created is larger than the available free space on the datastore where the virtual machine is located. In this case, the ESX/ESXi host cancels the operation and displays the mentioned error in the log. To resolve this issue, compare the size of the virtual machine's disks with the maximum supported VMDK size on the virtual machine's datastore and If the virtual machine disk size is larger than what the block size of the datastore supports, then try the below options to fix the issue.

  • Change the working directory (workingDir) of the virtual machine to a datastore with sufficient block size to support the virtual machine's disk size.
  • Change the location of the virtual machine's configuration file. To move the virtual machine's configuration file, you can use Storage vMotion or cold migration with relocation of files.

Note :

Also ensure that the disk size limitations for configured block size of the datastore have not been exceeded.

2015-09-10 08:22:11 -0500 answered a question Vembu BDR 3.0 client

Hi Mattias,

Normally the error "error in parsing xml for VMware configuration settings" will be shown in User Interface in case if the installation is not properly done with administrator rights. Kindly reinstall the VembuBDR client instance and also make sure that the default ports 443 and 902 is opened in the Esxi server for VMware backup progress. Please check the above case and get back to us for further assistance at vembu-support AT vembu DOT com.

2015-09-02 16:55:22 -0500 answered a question there were no modified files

The reported message will be shown in user interface if no files were modified in the backup source location (or) files to be backed up are from a mapped drive. VembuBDR client running on Windows OS can use the Windows Directory Monitoring to get a notification when a file configured for backup is added/deleted/modified. These notifications are saved in the database to create the list of files that need to be backed up during the next backup schedule. However, notifications are not sent by the Directory Monitoring when the files modified/deleted/updated are in a mapped drive.Therefore, VembuBDR will not be able to identify the changed files when Automatic Directory Monitoring is enabled for backup of files from a mapped drive. In order to fix the issue kindly follow the steps mentioned in the forum link given below and proceed further.


2015-08-28 02:01:13 -0500 commented answer Client authentication failure with the server

@ Christiaan The requested process includes some manual process to be taken care of both in server and portal end. Hence kindly contact vembu-support AT vembu.com with vembuBDR server Name and the two portal account information. The tech will assist you on fixing this issue.

2015-08-27 02:56:05 -0500 edited answer Client authentication failure with the server

Hi Christian,

In VembuBDR client instance "Client authentication failure with the server" error will be shown in the following cases below.

  • Connectivity failure with server (Can be verified using ping and telnet process to VembuBDR backup server machine from VembuBDR client installed machine)
  • In case if the VembuBDR server application is running with out registering to portal after exceeding the trail period time.(Check whether the server instance is running in trail or paid mode)

If the issue reoccurs after checking the above mentioned details. Kindly contact our support with the access details to your problematic client and server machines via vembu-support AT vembu.com

Updated Reply:

we checked the portal information and noticed that the VembuBDR backup server trail period expired at Thu Aug 20, 2015 and it is registered to the portal account on Thu Aug 27, 2015. In order to change it status from trail to paid, kindly login to your portal accountand update your billing details. Once updating the billing information in https://portal.vembu.com run license check from your backup server.

Running license check at your backup server:

Management --> Server Registration --> Click Button(Run License Check)

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