VMWare backups via SAN using Virtual Compatible RAW Disk Mappings fail with virtual RDM Disks error

Article:TECH188042  |  Created: 2012-05-03  |  Updated: 2012-05-09  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH188042
Article Type
Technical Solution


Subject

Issue



VMware SAN (Storage Area Network) backups fail with the following error while trying to backup RAW Disk Mappings setup in Virtual Compatibility Mode:

 


Error



Final error: 0x200095b9 - The virtual machine has virtual RDM disks. The virtual RDM disks that are configured in an independent-persistent mode or independent-nonpersistent mode will not be backed up.
Final error category: Resource Errors

For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-8192-38329
 


Cause



This error will occur if the RDM Volume is not setup correctly for the SAN transport method backups.

 


Solution



Configure volume on the Media Server per www.symantec.com/docs/TECH155831 or use the NBD transport mode.

 


Supplemental Materials

ValueV-79-8192-38329
Description

The virtual machine has virtual RDM disks. The virtual RDM disks that are configured in an independent-persistent mode or independent-nonpersistent mode will not be backed up.
 




Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH188042


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