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Backup VMware VM's with SCDPM2016 - 1801 containing independent (persistant) disks RRS feed

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  • Hi Guy’s

    We've installed the latest version of SCDPM 2016 (version 1801) and configured VMware backup.

    This is working fine until we are trying to backup a VM with a Disk in independent - persistent mode.

    The error in DPM is: DPM encountered error from VMware server xxx with Fault - MemorySnapshotOnIndependentDisk (ID 33614 Details: Internal error code: 0x80990EF0)
    In VMWare the following errors are shown:

    An error occurred while taking a snapshot: Failed to quiesce the virtual machine.
    An error occurred while taking a snapshot: Failed to quiesce the virtual machine.
    An error occurred while taking a snapshot: Failed to quiesce the virtual machine.
    An error occurred while taking a snapshot: Failed to quiesce the virtual machine.
    An error occurred while taking a snapshot: Failed to quiesce the virtual machine.
    Cannot take a memory snapshot, since the virtual machine is configured with independent disks.

    After that last error the backup failed.

    I've read that you cannot take a snapshot of a independent disk but I cannot exclude (as far as I know) the disk in the VM Backup.

    I know that we can backup the files with an agent backup (and that is configured of course) but how do we backup the VM’s with an agentless backup?



    Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:46 AM

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  • Independent disks aren't supported.

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dpm/2017/01/16/support-tip-dpm-recovery-point-or-consistency-check-for-a-protected-vmware-vm-fails-with-filefaultfault-error/

    I've submitted feedback/feature request. Vote for it if ya want it

    https://feedback.azure.com/forums/258995-azure-backup-and-scdpm/suggestions/33794530-allow-dpm-to-backup-vmware-guests-with-independent

    Thursday, March 29, 2018 5:50 PM