I recently started using the full version of Veeam Backup & Replication (Build 11.01.1261) in a corporate production environment and was kind of shocked to find that the Veeam Agent for Linux (Agent version: 220.127.116.1193) fails so regularly with the following warning and error messages:
Processing ServerName Error: Failed to execute agent management command print. Connection refused Failed to connect: /var/tmp/veeam/socket/veeamservice.sock. Failed to connect to veeamservice daemon.
Task failed. Error: Failed to execute agent management command print. Connection refused Failed to connect: /var/tmp/veeam/socket/veeamservice.sock. Failed to connect to veeamservice daemon.
Apparently, Veeam offers no error checking or resolution process for automatically restarting the service, so I had to write a quick script to resolve this ongoing issue.
Continue reading “Bash Script: Test Veeam Linux Agent Socket and Restart Service if Needed”
Here is a neat workaround you can use in Windows to run a batch script or any other command that would regularly require elevated administrator credentials. Using this method, you can essentially bypass UAC and allow a script to be ran as a standard user without them having to enter in an admin password. In theory, you could probably even use this same approach to install software as a regular user if you wanted to. For my example below, I was able to allow a standard user to kill processes and then restart the services.
The problem that I had to overcome was that one of my VPN users who used Shrewsoft VPN client would occasionally get disconnected and then never be able to fully connect again. Oddly enough, the client would show connected on the user’s end and immediately disconnect but it never made a connection on the server side. The problem was that the “iked” process would get hung up and then the VPN client would subsequently never fully connect all the way. Continue reading “Windows – How to Run Elevated Scripts as a Regular User with Task Scheduler -OR- How to Restart Services as a Standard User”