PDVFSService.exe service crashes while backing up VMWare Virtual Machines to a deduplication folder with the Granular Restore Technology (GRT) for "individual files and folders" option enabled.
Error message reported in Backup Exec is: "0xe0009579 - Unable to copy the virtual machine disk using the VMware VixDiskLib."
Backups targeted to a deduplication folder with the GRT option disabled do not fail or crash the PDVFSservice.
A hotfix is now available for this issue in the current version(s) of the product(s) mentioned in this article. Refer to the Hotfix link under Related Documents at the end of this article to obtain the hotfix needed to resolve the issue.
Backup Exec 2012 Rev 1798 Service Pack 2 (TECH203155)