VMware Backups fail with an error: 0xe00095b4 - Incremental\\Differential backup methods are not supported for this VM. The backup job failed, since the option 'to fall back to a full backup' was not selected.

Article:TECH191334  |  Created: 2012-06-20  |  Updated: 2013-08-29  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH191334
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



Final error: 0xe00095b4 - Incremental\\Differential backup methods are not supported for this VM. The backup job failed, since the option 'to fall back to a full backup' was not selected.
Final error category: Resource Errors


Solution



Following are the requirements for incremental/differential backups of VMWare resources: 

  • Verify that the vStorage API is licensed on the ESX (ESXi) host.
  • Incremental or differential backups for VMWare resources are possible only if the virtual machine is configured with hardware version 7.
  • The backup job that uses the incremental or differential backup method needs to be in the same Policy based job as the full (or created using a Policy).
  • Make sure CBT (Changed Block Tracking) is enabled for VMs, which is best described in the article below (See related articles)

 





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