Veeam Backup & Replication: Certificate Expiration Issue

Veeam Bug

In the last days some users raised a critical error about Veeam Backup & Replication usage. In particular, they receive the message Failed to check certificate expiration date.

Figure 1 – Message Error

The bug is present in all computer where the Update 3 has been installed. The reason is that the self-signed certificate has validation period for one year but the Update 3 was released in 2017 so this is the reason why there’s this issue. By the way, there’s a way to fix this in 4 steps:

  • Open the menu General Options
  • Click on Security tab
  • Click on button Install

Start the wizard and select the option Generate New – figure 2 – and enter a new name – figure 3.

Figure 2 – New Certificate

Figure 3 – Enter Name

Into the summary page, check the new expiration date as showed in figure 4.

Figure 4 – Summary Page

Restart the machine just to be sure.

This bug will be resolve with next Update 4 where probably the new expiration date will be set for a long time, to avoid similar behavior.