156:Receive "snapshot creation failed, status 156" when attempting to backup a VM.

Article:TECH154889  |  Created: 2011-03-05  |  Updated: 2013-10-24  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH154889
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



Status 156: Received Message "snapshot creation failed, status 156" when attempting to backup a Virtual Machine (VM).


Error



156

15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <8> bpfis: WRN - VfMS error 10; see following messages:
15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <8> bpfis: WRN - Non-fatal method error was reported
15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <8> bpfis: WRN - vfm_configure_fi_one: method: FlashSnap, type: FIM, function: FlashSnap_init
15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <8> bpfis: WRN - VfMS method error 3; see following message:
15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <8> bpfis: WRN - FlashSnap_init: Veritas Volume Manager not installed.
15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <8> bpfis: WRN - VfMS error 10; see following messages:
15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <8> bpfis: WRN - Non-fatal method error was reported
15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <8> bpfis: WRN - vfm_configure_fi_one: method: vxvm, type: FIM, function: vxvm_init
15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <8> bpfis: WRN - VfMS method error 3; see following message:
15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <8> bpfis: WRN - vxvm_init: Veritas Volume Manager not installed.
15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <4> bpfis: INF - FIS_ID=WRSQL04_1299186552
15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <4> bpfis: INF - Freezing ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES using snapshot method VMware.
15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <4> bpfis: INF - ACT=WRSQL04
15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <4> bpfis: INF - Created mount point C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\temp\_vrts_frzn_img_ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES_7624
15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <2> vnet_pbxConnect: pbxConnectEx Succeeded
15:09:14.840 [7624.6696] <2> logconnections: BPRD CONNECT FROM 10.190.8.20.57522 TO 10.190.19.24.1556 fd = 856
15:09:43.654 [7624.6696] <4> bpfis: INF - Deleted mount point C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\temp\_vrts_frzn_img_ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES_7624
15:09:43.654 [7624.6696] <32> bpfis: FTL - VfMS error 11; see following messages:
15:09:43.654 [7624.6696] <32> bpfis: FTL - Fatal method error was reported
15:09:43.654 [7624.6696] <32> bpfis: FTL - vfm_freeze: method: VMware, type: FIM, function: VMware_freeze
15:09:43.654 [7624.6696] <32> bpfis: FTL - VfMS method error 7; see following message:
15:09:43.654 [7624.6696] <32> bpfis: FTL - VMware_freeze: VIXAPI freeze failed with 36
15:09:43.654 [7624.6696] <32> bpfis: FTL - VfMS error 11; see following messages:
15:09:43.654 [7624.6696] <32> bpfis: FTL - Fatal method error was reported
15:09:43.654 [7624.6696] <32> bpfis: FTL - vfm_freeze: method: VMware, type: FIM, function: VMware_freeze
15:09:43.654 [7624.6696] <32> bpfis: FTL - VfMS method error 7; see following message:
15:09:43.654 [7624.6696] <32> bpfis: FTL - VMware_freeze: VIXAPI freeze failed with 36
15:09:43.654 [7624.6696] <16> bpfis: FTL - snapshot creation failed, status 156
15:09:43.654 [7624.6696] <4> bpfis: INF - Thawing ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES using snapshot method VMware.
15:09:43.654 [7624.6696] <8> bpfis: WRN - ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES is not frozen
15:09:43.654 [7624.6696] <8> bpfis: WRN - snapshot delete returned status 20


 


Environment



Windows Server 2008 R2


Cause



Client was migrated from Physical to Virtual.

The IP address was set to dynamic.


Solution



Change the IP address to Static




Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH154889


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