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.