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Cannot create a quiesced snapshot because the snapshot operation exceeded the time limit for holding off I/O in the frozen virtual machine

Created: 26 Dec 2012 • Updated: 26 Dec 2012 | 3 comments
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Cannot create a quiesced snapshot because the snapshot operation exceeded the time limit for holding off I/O in the frozen virtual machine
 

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Ahmed Nmichi Hassani's picture

Hi

Remove the VSS component from the Windows guest operating system, provided as part of VMware Tools. This will result in VMware Tools attempting to use an older sync driver. When a quiescent snapshot is requested, VMware Tools does not find and utilize the VSS driver and then attempts to quiesce using the sync driver. To reinstall VMware Tools without the VSS option:
 

  1. Uninstall VMware Tools.
  2. Allow the system to reboot.
  3. Reinstall VMware Tools. Ensure that you click Custom Install.
  4. Deselect VSS.

Notes:

  • This requires a reboot of the virtual machin
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pkh's picture

If you are quoting from this document

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search...

it would be better for you to provide a link to this document.  Otherwise, people may think that you are plagarising.