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0xe000fe34 - A checksum of the data has failed, during the Verify portion of the job when backing up VMware Virtual Machines

Created: 13 Jul 2011 • Updated: 19 Jul 2012 | 1 comment
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Product(s): Backup Exec - 2010, Backup Exec
Severity: Non-data threatening / major functionality
Status: Public fix available
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When backing up VMware Virtual Machines the job may fail with 0xe000fe34 - A checksum of the data has failed.  This error may occur if the Backup is configured to use Software Encryption, the backup is targeted to a tape device, and the size of the backup forces the job to span across multiple tapes.  If you run a manual verify of this data, it will also receive the same error message. 


Disable Software Encryption for this backup or split the backup into multiple jobs that will fit onto one tape. 
Symantec Corporation has acknowledged that the above-mentioned issue is present in the current version(s) of the product(s) mentioned at the end of this article. Symantec Corporation is committed to product quality and satisfied customers.
This issue is currently under investigation by Symantec Corporation. Pending the outcome of the investigation, this issue may be resolved by way of a patch or hotfix in current or future revisions of the software. However, this particular issue is not currently scheduled for any release.  If you feel this issue has a direct business impact for you and your continued use of the product, please contact your Symantec Sales representative or the Symantec Sales group to discuss these concerns.  For information on how to contact Symantec Sales, please see Please be sure to refer back to this document periodically as any changes to the status of the issue will be reflected here.
This issue has been resolved with a Hotifix

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I downloaded and installed Backup Exec 2010 R3 about a week ago, am now getting the error "0xe000fe34 -  A checksum of the data has failed during the verify portion of the job." 

Our media server is a 64-bit Windows 2008 R2 server and I'm backing up 2 virtualized 64-bit Windows 2008 R2 servers.  We use VMWare ESXi v5.0.  We backup nightly to a removable USB disc drive rotating 5 drives, one for each night M-F.

I've reviewed TECH164566 article in the KB and have already downloaded and installed Service Pack 2 for Backup Exec 2010 R3, but we continue to get this error each time we backup.  The files that fail to verify randomly varies with each backup.

I have turned off compression and we do not use encryption.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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