+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, Veeam Backup Create snapshot failed! in Technical; Hi All, Getting an error on my Veeam backup - had it for a while now. It just will not ...
  1. #1
    Frut02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    135
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Rep Power
    8

    Veeam Backup Create snapshot failed!

    Hi All,

    Getting an error on my Veeam backup - had it for a while now. It just will not back up a couple of my servers. I've done a bit of research and it points to the fact that the disk that is in use is larger than 2tb which can cause a problem. I've checked VMware and there are no snapshots for the server in question
    Error:
    Creating snapshot
    CreateSnapshot failed, vmRef "2592", timeout "1800000", snName "VEEAM BACKUP TEMPORARY SNAPSHOT", snDescription "Please do not delete this snapshot. It is being used by Veeam Backup.", memory "False", quiesce "True"
    A snapshot operation cannot be performed.



    i have yet to find a resolution to it! Has anyone else had a similar problem or can shed any light on it please?


    Thanks

    Nick

  2. #2


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    4,694
    Thank Post
    352
    Thanked 803 Times in 718 Posts
    Rep Power
    348
    Can you create a snapshot manually bypassing Veeam trying to do it?

    Which version of Veeam, and which version of vCenter + ESXi?

  3. #3
    Frut02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    135
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Rep Power
    8
    Yes i can create a snapshot thorugh vmware. I'm using version 4 (vmware) i know thats getting old now. hopefully will be upgraded next summer - when the school give me some money!

  4. #4
    Frut02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Cambridge
    Posts
    135
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
    Rep Power
    8
    OK so i got 1 working However i have 3 servers that will not start and i get the message in my first post. If i try to go into VMware and create a snapshot i get

    Create virtual machine snapshot
    Support
    File
    <unspecifi-
    ed filename
    > is larger
    than the
    maximum
    size
    supported
    by datastore
    '<unspecifi-
    ed datastore
    >

    Any Ideas?

    Nick

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    7
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Nick, seems like the VMFS datastore the said VMs reside on is formatted with less block size required to make a snapshot. There's a pretty informative thread on the Veeam Community Forums discussing similar issue, please review for more details (great resource for everyone using Veeam products, btw).

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. [SIMS] Automated backup with dbAttach failing
    By Rawns in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11th June 2013, 12:04 PM
  2. Veeam Backup & Replication question
    By sidewinder in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 6th May 2012, 04:37 AM
  3. Veeam Backup and Replication v6
    By andrew-virtusolve in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 5th October 2011, 03:26 PM
  4. Backup Exec 11D fails to backup DC
    By cookie_monster in forum Windows
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 23rd June 2008, 11:34 AM
  5. SCSI Connection to Backup Device keeps failing
    By FragglePete in forum Hardware
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 14th April 2008, 11:06 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •