VESQL database restore to Always On Availability Groups with automatic seeding enabled is hanging

KB ID: 2375
Version: 8.x, 9.x
Published: 2017-11-08
Last Modified: 2020-08-13
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Challenge

VESQL database restore to Always ON Availability Group with automatic seeding enabled (SQL 2016 SP1 and later) does not work. Veeam SQL Explorer log shows repeating records like:

10/23/2017 8:19:22 PM   11 (5160) SQL query: ALTER DATABASE [<database-name>] SET HADR AVAILABILITY GROUP = [<group-name>]
10/23/2017 8:19:32 PM   11 (5160)     Adding database to Availability Group '<group-name>'...
10/23/2017 8:19:32 PM   11 (5160) SQL query: ALTER DATABASE [<database-name>] SET HADR AVAILABILITY GROUP = [<group-name>]
10/23/2017 8:19:42 PM   11 (5160)     Adding database to Availability Group '<group-name>'...
10/23/2017 8:19:42 PM   11 (5160) SQL query: ALTER DATABASE [<database-name>] SET HADR AVAILABILITY GROUP = [<group-name>]
10/23/2017 8:19:52 PM   11 (5160)     Adding database to Availability Group '<group-name>'...

 

Cause

Restore to Always ON Availability Group with automatic seeding is not supported by current version of Veeam.

Solution

Manually stop automatic seeding prior to performing restore as described here.
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