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Cant Backup VM, "guest OS Not Running"

Post by milfner » Mar 04, 2011 1:37 am

I created a new job, the exact same settings as other VM's that are successful. I get this error when performing backup job.

Validating guest agent availability for the VM
Unable to use guest agent: VM guest OS state is 'NotRunning'

The VM is definitley running....

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Re: Cant Backup VM, "guest OS Not Running"

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 04, 2011 8:58 am

You need to re-install VMware Tools on this VM as they are providing the wrong status to vCenter.

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Re: Cant Backup VM, "guest OS Not Running"

Post by milfner » Mar 04, 2011 10:20 am

even though i just posted this, it actually occured 3 days ago, i just checked my server today and the backups/increments have magically worked the last two nights, although at the end of the log that message still appears, they did however backup.

if it gives me any more problems i will try reinstalling vmware tools. cheers.

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