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Error: Unable to create a snapshopt of the virtual machine…..

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When trying to backup vmdk’s directly from my vmware esxi datastore using backup exec 2010 I was receiving this error message:

e0009574 – Unable to create a snapshot of the virtual machine. The virtual machine may be too busy to quiesce to take the snapshot.
For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-57344-38260

Solution: Open up vShpere Client and browse to the datastore that the VM resides in. There should be various snapshot files in that datastore which were created by Backup Exec (more than likely from previous backup jobs). In order to resolve the above error for me at least, I removed ALL of the snapshot files. After doing that I was now able to continue running back ups. I might note this is a backup job specifically using the “Vmware vCenter and ESX Servers” selection list.


Written by thlnk3r

August 25, 2011 at 04:33

Posted in Uncategorized

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