Today I brought a backup server back from one of our customer’s so that I could seed some replica’s. In order to do this I needed to change the IP to something on our network so that it could communicate with the server it was going to replicate to. After changing the IP address of the server I fired up Veeam Backup and Recovery and had to wait… then I got an error message about how the Veeam service was no longer running. Hmm, wtf right ?
I checked the service and sure enough it was running just fine. As a last ditch effort I restarted the Veeam service and then tried to start Veeam again and it started up just fine. I tried this several more times and it was pretty systematic.
So if you change your Veeam server’s IP info and then try to start up the Veeam console before you restart the box don’t panic, just restart the Veeam Backup service.