How to Start Veeam Backup Service Manually



Veeam Backup and Replication

The Issue

You might find that if you have to kill Veeam.Backup.Service.exe manually then attempt to start the service, you receive:

“Veeam Backup Service started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other service or programs”


If you check the Event Viewer / Applications you’ll see this:

Service cannot be started. System.Net.Sockets.SocketException (0x80004005): Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted
at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.DoBind(EndPoint endPointSnapshot, SocketAddress socketAddress)
at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.Bind(EndPoint localEP)
at System.Net.Sockets.TcpListener.Start(Int32 backlog)
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.ExclusiveTcpListener.Start(Boolean exclusiveAddressUse)
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Tcp.TcpServerChannel.StartListening(Object data)
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Tcp.TcpServerChannel.SetupChannel()
at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Tcp.TcpServerChannel..ctor(IDictionary properties, IServerChannelSinkProvider sinkProvider, IAuthorizeRemotingConnection authorizeCallback)
at Veeam.Common.Remoting.CSrvTcpChannelRegistration..ctor(String channelName, Int32 port, IDictionary channelProperties)
at Veeam.Common.Remoting.CSrvTcpChannelRegistration.MakeWithAttempts(String channelName, Int32 port...


The Fix

The clue for me was, “Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted”

Something else is running and using protocol/network address/port that Veeam Backup Service needs.  Just go back to Task Manager and kill Veeam Backup Manager, after which you’ll be able to start Veeam Backup Service.



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