Virtual machine "MACHINE" has been excluded from the backup because it must be powered on to back up.

Problem

Backup Exec backup operation of VmWare or Hyper-V virtual machines fails and there is an error stating the the virtual machine was powered off.

Error Message

V-79-57344-38733 - Virtual machine "MACHINE" has been excluded from the backup because it must be powered on to back up.
 

Solution

Backup Exec has the ability to back up virtual machines that are powered off.

Make sure the option Back up virtual machines that are powered off is enabled in the Virtual Machine Options dialog box for the job generating the error.

 


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