I am running Replication Director on some VMware clients to backup vmdk files. We are backing up VMware Datastores to NetApp storage array. The snapshot, backup and Replication are successful, but the Index from Snapshot are failing just for a hand ful of clients not all.
I do have some other policies setup the same way that are successful. Any information would be helpful.
I found the article below that may or may not be useful. It has all the culprits listed that you have (Status 144, Replication Director, VMware & Indexing):
Replication Director for VMware Indexing fails with Status 144 - invalid command usage
This was a known issue in 7.7 and above, but if there is an EEB for it you'll need to get in touch with support. Being that you are on an unsupported version of NetBackup, they may help if you are in the process of upgrading to a supported version.
Hope this helps,
I've had a further look, and it appears that the issue shown in the link I posted:
When Replication Director is used to protect VMware, index jobs using the SLP "Index from Replica" sometimes fail with status 144 ("invalid command usage").
....was resolved in NetBackup 8.1.