Virtual Machine backups fail when GRT is not enabled
I have an issue with my virtual machine backups that I need to resolve. I am using Backup Exec 2012 SP3 to protect about 10 VMs running on ESXi 4.1. The issue I have is related to non-GRT backups.
I do not wish to enable GRT for my VM backups, I am only interested in getting a basic VM snapshot backup, however if I do not enable GRT in the backup job settings, the job fails with the following error:
Completed status: Failed Final error: 0xe0009541 - Could not connect to the vCenter server or ESX server. Please verify the credential supplied for login. Final error category: Resource Errors
This error message would appear to be a red herring because if I enable GRT in the backup job settings, the job runs.
I backup GRT-enabled data with separate jobs and I do not therefore need GRT enabled for my virtual machine jobs.
Why does the virtual machine job fail when GRT is not enabled? Backup Exec runs under a domain user account that has full Domain Admin privileges on the network, and Administrative rights in vCenter.
Any help would be apprecaited.