vSphere Appliance (Cent OS Release 5.5 -Final) restore fails with Final error "0xe00095aa - The operation failed because one or more arguments passed to the virtual center or ESX server during the operation was invalid."

Problem

Backup of VM vSphere Appliance (Cent OS Release 5.5 -Final) is successfully completed without any exceptions but the restore fails with the following
error:

Error Message

Completed status: Failed
Final error: 0xe00095aa - The operation failed because one or more arguments passed to the virtual center or ESX server during the operation was invalid.
Final error category: Resource Errors
For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-57344-38314

Errors
Click an error below to locate it in the job log
Restore- VMVCB::\\ESX IP\VCGuestVm\Datacenter\vm\Guest VM Name VMVCB::\\ESX IP\VCGuestVm\Datacenter\vm\Guest VM Name

 

Cause

This issue occurs if the VM has a configuration (hardware driver) which is not able to be passed with the VStorage APIs.

Solution

To fix this issue clone the VM in question and then backup and restore the cloned VM.

 

Applies To

Backup Exec 2010 R3 with SP2

vSphere 5.0.0

Restore of VM vSphere Appliance (Cent OS Release 5.5 -Final)

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