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

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Issue



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"


Solution



This issue has been addressed in Hotfix TECH176937


Supplemental Materials

SourceETrack
Value2647786
Description

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


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