When attempting to backup a virtual machine that has a hostname of "localhost" using the Agent for VMware the backup fails with "A Backup Exec server cannot back itself up when it is installed on a virtual machine"
|Article:TECH213753|||||Created: 2014-01-07|||||Updated: 2014-01-07|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH213753|
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When attempting to backup a virtual machine that has a hostname of "localhost" using the Agent for VMware the backup fails with the errors below.
Job Log error: Final error: 0xe0009757 - A Backup Exec server cannot back itself up when it is installed on a virtual machine.
Workaround: If possible rename the virtual machine to have a hostname other than "localhost"
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VMware: Unable to backup VM's that have a hostname of localhost
A backup Exec server cannot back itself up when it is installed on a virtual machine
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH213753