|Product:||Veeam Backup & Replication|
Failed to mount restore point. Linux FLR appliance deploy failed Failed to connect backup datastore to the ESX(i) host Failed to add NFS datastore for NFS host, Failed to mount NFS volume
During a previous Guest Files restore an NFS Datastore named VeeamBackup_<mount.server.name> was mounted to the ESXi host. If that ESXi host then had an unexpected reboot the previously mounted share becomes unavailable after reboot. When the next Guest Files restore begins the Veeam software detects that the NFS Datastore needs to be remounted and attempts to send requests for a new datastore to be created. This operation fails because the ESXi host kept the share name in the cache and does not allow the mounting of a share with the same name.
A reboot does not clear the cache, so restarting ESXi does not fix the issue.
The following steps are documented by VMware here: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1005057
Connect to ESXi by using SSH and run the following commands.
1. Use this command to list all mounted NFS datastores on the host:
esxcli storage nfs list
esxcli storage nfs remove -v VeeamBackup_XYZ