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VDDK Error 3014 - Insufficient permissions in the host operating system

KB ID: 1937
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 7.x, 8.x
Published: 2014-10-14
Last Modified: 2020-08-13
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Challenge

Task fails with error "VDDK Error 3014."

Cause

Account being used to access the vCenter does not have permissions configured for VDDK at the vCenter level.

Solution

The account being used to access the vCenter (see screenshot below) must have at least the following privileges configured at the vCenter level:
 
Global > DisableMethods and EnableMethods
Global License

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This image shows the location within Veeam Backup & Replication where the user account being used to access the vCenter Server is specified.

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The following VMware documentation explains how to change permissions in VMware vSphere:  
https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/topic/com.vmware.vsphere.hostclient.doc/GUID-FE8E9159-6A1D-4011-8F94-4D268ED9C4E8.html

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