VMware backups fail with status 40 - maybe communication / timeout problem
I'm experiencing major trouble when backing up VMware clients through VMware policy. Some clients succeed, but the majority will fail with status 40.
All went well until tonight, when the backups started failing.
Detailed status tells me it's starting the VMware snapshot (using Method VMware_v2) and then does nothing for about half an hour. (In the past the snapshot for the same client took less than 20 seconds.)
Finally it'll come back with status 40, network connection broken.
FTL - cannot open /usr/openv/netbackup/online_util/fi_cntl/bpfis.fim.ckz40...
existing snapshot is no longer valid and cannot be mounted for subsequent operations.
I cannot get a usefull hint from the bpfis log. Only <2> log entries.
On the vCenter side I can see that a snapshot gets deleted almost at the same time the job details claim that the snapshot has been started. I can't see that a corresponding snapshot created event in the vCenter though.
Time is in sync on all systems.
Windows 2008R2 Master.
SLES 11 Media Server with MSDP acting as VMware backup host.