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an other error from backup exec 2012 vray

Created: 30 May 2014 • Updated: 01 Sep 2014 | 5 comments
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Hi again,

I have got an other error from backup exec 2012 vray.

The error is the following:


The job failed with the following error: An attempt to take a snapshot of a virtual machine failed because it was unable to quiesce an application.


This a vmware 3.5 and is paid. On the host there are 3 vm, one is the domain controller and there was a out of service from domain controller with some minutes of offline.

The storage is an IBM DS3400.

Please disable "I need a solution" on the forum, it's *obvious* I need a solution.

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CraigV's picture


VMware 3.5 is not listed as being supported on the BE 2012 SCL. Only VMware 4.0 and up is...only way around this might be to get onto a newer version of VMware.


Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

bellissimopython's picture

I have the new license of vmware 5, but before upgrade I want make a backup.

lmosla's picture


Vmware 3.5 is listed as supported for Backup Exec 2010. You could install  Backup Exec 2010 on another server.

bellissimopython's picture

I have an IBM bladecenter with 6 blades, one of them is windows 2003 with backup exec 2012. This blade is connected to the library, so I can't buy an other blade to connect to the library just to make the backup.

Can I install both 2010 and 2012 on the same blade ?

how about the licenses ? I have 12 license for 6 servers dual cpu quad core each.

Can I take the 4 licenses from the 12 to make the backup of 2 blade vmware 3.5 ?

thank you ?

pkh's picture

You cannot have 2 versions of BE on the same server.