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“Object reference not set to an instance of an object” error when initiating SharePoint restore

KB ID: 4104
Product: Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 4.0
Published: 2021-02-12
Last Modified: 2021-03-18

Challenge

On a host with both Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 and Veeam Backup & Replication installed, SharePoint restore initiated from Veeam Backup & Replication fails with “Object reference not set to an instance of an object” error.

Cause

This error occurs if the content type of a restored item has an empty Name attribute.

Solution

To install the hotfix KB4104:

  1. Confirm you are running Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 build 4.0.1.625 prior to installing this hotfix. You can check this under Help and Support > About in Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 console.
  2. Download VeeamExplorerForSharePoint_4.0.1.636_KB4104.zip.
  3. Execute VeeamExplorerForSharePoint_4.0.1.636_KB4104.msp as administrator on each machine where Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint is installed.

After installing the hotfix KB4104, build versions of Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SharePoint and Veeam Explorer for Microsoft OneDrive for Business will change to 4.0.1.625/636.

MD5: 6ea1ff6424897fabff52e5d04411e062
SHA-1: 4029bf46cff7790fae43bf58c93ab79b09c67494
KB ID: 4104
Product: Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 4.0
Published: 2021-02-12
Last Modified: 2021-03-18

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