Unable to backup Virtual Servers if the virtual machine has independent disks

Problem

VMWare disk is selected as Independent.

Error Message

Final Error: 0x200095ba – The virtual machine has independent disks. The disks that are configured in an independent-persistent mode or independent-nonpersistent mode will not be backed up. 

Final error category: Resource Errors

 

For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-8129-38330

 

In the Errors section  shows

 

V-79-8129-38330 - The virtual machine has independent disks. The disks that are configured in an independent-persistent mode or independent-nonpersistent mode will not be backed up.

Disk ‘[XXXX] XXXXX.vmdk’ is marked as independent-persistent. Ignoring for backup.

Cause

This only affects disks marked as independent., since VMWare will not capture the snapshot of this units.

More information in http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/backup-individual-vmdks-using-vcb.

 

Solution

 

Consult the VMWare specialist or support to check the possibility of changing the disk definition (sometimes array managing software will require to have the disks as independent).

 

Information from VMWare forum http://communities.vmware.com/thread/138945

 

 

To change the disk from Independent Mode

 

  1. Choose Inventory > Virtual Machine > Edit Settings.|
  2. Click the Hardware tab, and select the hard disk you want to change - it should be Hard Disk 1 but check both
  3. Under Mode, deselect Independent.
 

 

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