When no DNS address is specified, beremote.exe crashes during backup or restore of VMware Agent.

Problem

When backing up or restoring the ESX Virtual machine, the beremote.exe on the Media Server without DNS server address configured caused following application error (Event ID 1000).

Error Message

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Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: (100)
Event ID: 1000
User: N/A
Computer: SERVERNAME
Description:
Faulting application beremote.exe, version 13.0.2896.0, faulting module glib-2.0.dll, version 2.12.12.0, fault address 0x0004e5d0.
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V-79-57344-65304 - The Virtual Machine resource is not responding. Backup set canceled.

Connection to the restore target has been lost. Operation canceled.

 

Cause

An access violation in the VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK) on a Media Server without DNS server address configured.

 

Solution

Add the IP address for a DNS server or a dummy DNS server (e.g. 127.0.0.1 Loopback Address) to the Media Server.
 
 

 

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