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NB/VMWare Error: snapshot error encountered(156)

Created: 15 Nov 2012 • Updated: 03 Dec 2012 | 1 comment
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I'm getting the following error when trying to backup this vmware client. Anyone seen this before? Master: 7.1.0.3 Client 7.1

11/15/2012 10:07:26 AM - Info nbjm(pid=4260) starting backup job (jobid=1329820) for client 7600rnetdbs01, policy 07600-VMWare-Daily, schedule 07600-VMWare-Daily-Full 
11/15/2012 10:07:26 AM - Info nbjm(pid=4260) requesting STANDARD_RESOURCE resources from RB for backup job (jobid=1329820, request id:{E3E913FF-392C-471C-B4E7-903365A7C505}) 
11/15/2012 10:07:26 AM - requesting resource ExaGrid04-VMWare-MKE
11/15/2012 10:07:26 AM - requesting resource 00807master01.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.7600rnetdbs01
11/15/2012 10:07:26 AM - requesting resource 00807master01.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.07600-VMWare-Daily
11/15/2012 10:07:51 AM - granted resource 00807master01.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.7600rnetdbs01
11/15/2012 10:07:51 AM - granted resource 00807master01.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.07600-VMWare-Daily
11/15/2012 10:07:51 AM - granted resource MediaID=@aaaaG;DiskVolume=Exa04VMWare.ExaMKE04.VCPImke;DiskPool=ExaGrid04-VMWare-MKE;Path=Exa04VMWare.ExaMKE04.VCPImke;StorageServer=VCPImke;MediaServer=00807media08.vcpi.com
11/15/2012 10:07:51 AM - granted resource ExaGrid04-VMWare-MKE
11/15/2012 10:07:51 AM - estimated 0 Kbytes needed
11/15/2012 10:07:51 AM - begin Parent Job
11/15/2012 10:07:51 AM - begin Flash Backup Windows, Start Notify Script
11/15/2012 10:07:51 AM - started
11/15/2012 10:07:52 AM - Info RUNCMD(pid=104804) started           
11/15/2012 10:07:52 AM - Info RUNCMD(pid=104804) exiting with status: 0        
Status 0
11/15/2012 10:07:52 AM - end Flash Backup Windows, Start Notify Script; elapsed time: 00:00:01
11/15/2012 10:07:52 AM - begin Flash Backup Windows, Step By Condition
Status 0
11/15/2012 10:07:52 AM - end Flash Backup Windows, Step By Condition; elapsed time: 00:00:00
11/15/2012 10:07:52 AM - begin Flash Backup Windows, Read File List
Status 0
11/15/2012 10:07:52 AM - end Flash Backup Windows, Read File List; elapsed time: 00:00:00
11/15/2012 10:07:52 AM - begin Flash Backup Windows, Create Snapshot
11/15/2012 10:07:54 AM - started process bpbrm (5720)
11/15/2012 10:07:56 AM - Info bpbrm(pid=5720) 7600rnetdbs01 is the host to backup data from    
11/15/2012 10:07:56 AM - Info bpbrm(pid=5720) reading file list from client       
11/15/2012 10:07:56 AM - Info bpbrm(pid=5720) start bpfis on client        
11/15/2012 10:07:56 AM - begin Create Snapshot
11/15/2012 10:07:56 AM - Info bpfis(pid=5104) Backup started          
11/15/2012 10:07:57 AM - snapshot backup of client 7600rnetdbs01 using method VMware
11/15/2012 10:13:23 AM - Critical bpbrm(pid=5720) from client 7600rnetdbs01: FTL - snapshot creation failed, status 156  
11/15/2012 10:13:24 AM - Warning bpbrm(pid=5720) from client 7600rnetdbs01: WRN - ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES is not frozen   
11/15/2012 10:13:24 AM - Info bpfis(pid=5104) done. status: 156         
11/15/2012 10:13:24 AM - end Create Snapshot; elapsed time: 00:05:28
11/15/2012 10:13:24 AM - Error bpbrm(pid=5720) cannot send mail to storage@vcpi.com       
11/15/2012 10:13:25 AM - end writing
Status 156
11/15/2012 10:13:25 AM - end Flash Backup Windows, Create Snapshot; elapsed time: 00:05:33
11/15/2012 10:13:25 AM - begin Flash Backup Windows, Stop On Error
Status 0
11/15/2012 10:13:25 AM - end Flash Backup Windows, Stop On Error; elapsed time: 00:00:00
11/15/2012 10:13:25 AM - begin Flash Backup Windows, Delete Snapshot On Exit
11/15/2012 10:13:25 AM - begin Flash Backup Windows, Delete Snapshot On Exit
11/15/2012 10:13:27 AM - started process bpbrm (5276)
11/15/2012 10:13:31 AM - end writing
Status 0
11/15/2012 10:13:31 AM - end Flash Backup Windows, Delete Snapshot On Exit; elapsed time: 00:00:06
11/15/2012 10:13:31 AM - begin Flash Backup Windows, End Notify Script
11/15/2012 10:13:32 AM - Info RUNCMD(pid=96976) started           
11/15/2012 10:13:33 AM - Info RUNCMD(pid=96976) exiting with status: 0        
Status 0
11/15/2012 10:13:33 AM - end Flash Backup Windows, End Notify Script; elapsed time: 00:00:02
Status 156
11/15/2012 10:13:33 AM - end Flash Backup Windows, Delete Snapshot On Exit; elapsed time: 00:00:08
snapshot error encountered(156)

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saabsrule's picture

Well I was able to fix this by having it do a “Flashbackup for Windows”, but instead of performing an off-host backup I have it going over the network. I also selected the options tab and took the snapshot method as auto, and under the backup selection selected the disks \\.\C: Seems to be working great now….

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