VMWare agent differential backups are successful even if the Full backup fails or is canceled

Article:TECH177314  |  Created: 2011-12-19  |  Updated: 2012-03-28  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH177314
Article Type
Technical Solution



When backing up VMWare virtual machines with the Differential method, the backup will complete successfully even if the Full Backup fails or is canceled.  A restore of the Diferential will complete successfully but will fail to boot with "Operating System not found"


This issue has been addressed in Hotfix TECH176937

Supplemental Materials


AVVI: Even if the last full backup failed/canceled, the next differential backup works successfully and backs up blocks changed since the last failed/canceled full backup.

Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH177314

Terms of use for this information are found in Legal Notices