Backup of a virtual machine may fail with the error virtualmachine.vmdk is corrupt
|Article:TECH198982|||||Created: 2012-10-25|||||Updated: 2012-10-25|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH198982|
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During a backup of a virtual machine with the Agent for VMware, the backup may fail with the errors below.
Job Log Error:
Data for VMVCB::\\vCenter\VCGuestVm\(DC)DATACENTER(DC)\vm\PATH\TO\VIRTUALMACHINE\virtualdisk.vmdk is corrupt.
If debugging is enabled, the beremote debug log on the media server will show the following error:
[fsys\shared] - VDDK-Log: DISKLIB-SPARSE: "\\B2D LOCATION\IMG00####\virtualdisk.vmdk" : failed to open (14): Disk needs repair.
[fsys\shared] - VDDK-Log: DISKLIB-LINK : "\\B2D LOCATION\IMG00####\virtualdisk.vmdk" : failed to open (The specified virtual disk needs repair).
[fsys\shared] - VDDK-Log: DISKLIB-CHAIN : "\\B2D LOCATION\IMG00####\virtualdisk.vmdk" : failed to open (The specified virtual disk needs repair).
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This issue is currently under investigation by Symantec Corporation. Pending the outcome of the investigation, this issue may be resolved by way of a patch or hotfix in current or future revisions of the software. However, this particular issue is not currently scheduled for any release. If you feel this issue has a direct business impact for you and your continued use of the product, please contact your Symantec Sales representative or the Symantec Sales group to discuss these concerns. For information on how to contact Symantec Sales, please see http://www.symantec.com
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0xe0009585 - Unable to open a disk of the virtual machine.
AVVI: VMware backup fails with "failed to open (14): Disk needs repair."
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH198982