When doing backups of VM servers I get the following error and some of my backups don't comlete.
e000959a - An attempt to take a snapshot of a virtual machine failed because it was unable to quiesce an application
This happens with both Full backups and Differentials. I am running Backup Exec 2012 fully patched. The VMWare environment is version 5.
Any thoughts or ideas are appreciated.
@Imosla, I do not have the remote agent installed on any of the Virtual servers. I am using the VMWare agent on the media server to do the backups.
@pkh, We are running ESX 5.
I think I've seen this error before. Are you using a snapshotting technology based on VSS? Is it taking a backup at the same time?
On one of the failed machines can you perform the following commands and give us the output?
vssadmin list writers
vssadmin list providers