65294: Acronis Cyber Infrastructure: Azure deployment failure troubleshooting

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    Last update: Tue, 2020-10-13 16:04

    Introduction

    Backup Gateway on Microsoft Azure to store backups in the Azure cloud is being deployed per Acronis Cyber Infrastructure Backup Gateway Quick Start Guide for Microsoft Azure.

    This troubleshooting guide is applicable in cases when deployment failed on the InitializeStorage step:

    Solution

    Follow these steps to troubleshoot failed deployment:

    1. Open ports 22 (SSH) and 8888 (WebCP) for deployed Azure VM:

    2. Log in to Acronis Cyber Infrastructure Management Panel (WebCP) on port 8888 using the domain name, admin user and specified during VM deployment, for example:

    3. Log in to Azure VM via SSH on port 22 using the User name and Password or SSH public key (if was selected) specified during deployment.

    4. Follow to Troubleshooting part to troubleshoot and resolve the issue.

    Troubleshooting

    Check deployment log /var/log/initializing on the VM, the latest messages indicate the step on which initialization failed, for example:

    [abgw-admin@test-abgw-azure ~]$ less /var/log/initializing

    Error examples

    Backend failed to establish connection with agent

    [2020-07-07T10:50:18+0000]: Registering node...
    [2020-07-07T11:12:23+0000]: Backend failed to establish connection with agent. Deployment failed.

    Possible cause

    Known software-related issue in Acronis Backup Gateway template for Azure - Management Panel password specified during the deployment contained special characters like &^`. or/and whitespaces.

    Solution

    Perform the deployment from the scratch with Management Panel password not containing mentioned special characters or/and whitespaces.

    Invalid username/password

    [2020-07-08T19:21:41+0000]: Registering this instance as storage in cloud...
    invalid username/password

    Possible cause

    Incorrect password for Account was specified during the deployment on Acronis Backup Cloud settings pane or Two-factor authentication (2FA) is enabled for Account, refer to the 65089: Acronis Cyber Infrastructure: registration of Backup Gateway under user with two-factor authentication fails.

    Solution

    Perform deployment from the scratch ensuring that password for partner account is correct and 2FA is disabled for it.

    Collect information

    In case if aforementioned information did not help to resolve the deployment issue, contact Acronis support for assistance providing the following information:

    • applied solutions;

    • access details for deployed Azure VM (credentials specified during deployment);

    • log /var/log/initializing from Azure VM.

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