How to troubleshoot backups that fail with Error "e000846b - The resource could not be backed up because an error occurred while connecting to the Backup Exec for Windows Servers Remote Agent."
e000846b - The resource could not be backed up because an error occurred while connecting to the Backup Exec for Windows Servers Remote Agent. Make sure that the correct version of the Remote Agent is installed and running on the target computer.
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This could happen due to one or more of the following reasons:
1. The server name in the selection list may contain an invalid character.
2. Remote Agent version mismatch.
3. Remote Server is Powered Down.
4. Remote machine is no longer connected to the network or available for backup.
5. Backup Exec is unable to connect with any remote servers.
6. If the Backup Exec Remote Agent Service is stopped or disabled on the Target Machine.
This can be seen in the XML job log. The item in the selection list is corrupt and needs to be removed and re-selected.
Example of a resource that can fail with the error -- System State.
Edit the backup job and remove the selection in Text View of the backup selection list.
Then select the resource again for backup and save the job.
For additional Information on how to edit Selection list , please refer document below :
Apply all the latest patches for Backup Exec to the media server and make sure the correct version of Remote Agent for Windows System ( RAWS ) is installed on the remote server.
Uninstall the Remote Agent. Then reinstall the remote agent from the current Media Server.
For Additional information on how to push install the Remote Agent for Windows System ( RAWS ),Please refer document link below:
How to push install the Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows Servers in Backup Exec 11d & above
How to perform a local / manual installation for the Backup Exec 2010 Remote Agent for Windows Servers ( RAWS ) and Advanced Open File Option (AOFO)
The remote server for which the backup job is failing could be turned off [At times due to power outages] or the Remote Agent for Windows System ( RAWS ) is not started due to errors .
Turn on the remote server and ensure that Backup exec remote agent service is running, then Re-run the Backup's .
2. Select Properties
3. Select the Selections option.
4. Click on "View Selection Details."
5. Locate and delete all entries referring to the machine generating the error and submit the changes.
WARNING: Media servers cannot completely protect remote Windows-based servers or workstations unless the Backup Exec Remote Agent is installed and running on each remote Windows-based server or workstation to be protected. Data loss can occur if the Remote Agent is not running while backing up remote Windows-based computers.
Verify this scenario by creating a new backup selection list. The list might be empty with a connection error.
-Check the backup Exec System Logon Account credentials.
-Review the Technote TECH139808 linked below in the related articles.