VMWare Agent backup of a VM fail with error 0xe000959b

Article:TECH188442  |  Created: 2012-05-10  |  Updated: 2012-07-24  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH188442
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



Backup VSphere VM fail with error 0xe000959b - An attempt to take a snapshot of a virtual machine failed because it was unable to quiesce a file system.
 


Error



Backup VSphere VM fail with error 0xe000959b - An attempt to take a snapshot of a virtual machine failed because it was unable to quiesce a file system.

backup exec remote agent isn't installed on the VM.

The vSphere client show the following error:
Cannot create a quizzed snapshot because the snapshot operation exceeded the time limit for holding off I/O in the frozen virtual machine.

From the Vpshere Client to "take snapshot" the VM with "Quiesce guest file system" no problem.


Solution



Manual remove VMware VSS provider and Filesystem Sync Driver


Supplemental Materials

SourceError Code
Value0xe000959b
Description

An attempt to take a snapshot of a virtual machine failed because it was unable to quiesce a file system




Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH188442


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