We have just setup a new environment for 7.1 new install to backup our VMWare 4.1 Test Environment but i am having the above issue where any incremental or full is as big or bigger than the Full backup details below of steps taken in troubleshooting so far.
If anyone has any further ideas to check i would be most gratefule
Hi - are you using VCB? We have an issue where the white space of a VM drive is also captured within a backup. i.e. any free space on the Virtual machines drive is also backed up.
Check your client snapshot options for VMDK type - 0 optimized, 1 Full. The optimized option shouldn't capture the white space but in our instance it is set to 0 but still does.
I haven't gotten around to re-opening this issue with support but your issue sounds similar.
Please help....... as after configuring the VM backup as per below configuration, we are facing failures with Snapshot Error Encountered.
After initiating full backup the backup fails to capture the snapshot and failes with error 156.