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Vmware virtual machine snapshot

dawitayele
Level 4

Hello Guys,

I was trying to take backup of VMware virtual machine and I got an Error saying:

The virtual machine is configured to use a device that prevents the snapshot operation: Device '' is a SCSI controller engaged in bus-sharing.

Initiator: VSPHERE.LOCAL\Administrator.

After searching I got a recommendation to install client software on the guest os.

My Question is can I take a snapshot with Client installed? or I should use file system backup?

Thank You

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Michal_Mikulik1
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Hello,

you must use filesystem backup. VMware snapshot are not possible when VM has a shared bus (VMware restriction). BTW, do you need it? It is usually required for clusters only.

regards

michal

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Marianne
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@dawitayele

I have moved your post to the NetBackup forum as your query is not directly related to NetBackup Appliance.

@Michal_Mikulik1 is correct - this is a VMware limitation. 
See https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1006392

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Michal_Mikulik1
Level 6
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Hello,

you must use filesystem backup. VMware snapshot are not possible when VM has a shared bus (VMware restriction). BTW, do you need it? It is usually required for clusters only.

regards

michal

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Marianne
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@dawitayele

I have moved your post to the NetBackup forum as your query is not directly related to NetBackup Appliance.

@Michal_Mikulik1 is correct - this is a VMware limitation. 
See https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1006392

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