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Continue if VMware tools quiescence fails option ?

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Hi, i've check around in the forum to see if someone already asked but please forgive me if i missed something somewhere.
In our weekly backups we sometimes got some VMs that are not backuped because of the quiescing timeout :
Freezing guest operating system
Cannot create a quiesced snapshot because the create snapshot operation exceeded the time limit for holding off I/O in the frozen virtual machine.
Would you consider add a job option that let veeam backup tries snapshot whitout quiescing in order to backup something at the very least ?
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Re: Continue if VMware tools quiescence fails option ?

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raphael@schitz.net wrote:Would you consider add a job option that let veeam backup tries snapshot whitout quiescing in order to backup something at the very least ?
We do have such option with application-aware image processing feature, which is the recommended way of quiescing your virtual machines over VMware Tools quiescence that you are using. Thanks.

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Re: Continue if VMware tools quiescence fails option ?

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Thanks Gostev but what if we can't provide a common local admin account ?

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Re: Continue if VMware tools quiescence fails option ?

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You do not have to have common account. You can specify different local user account for each VM.

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it's not comfortable since we back up resource pools and don't care about which vm are in

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Well, "common" account would certainly be more "comfortable" option ;) I am just giving you alternatives.

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You're absolutely right but for example we got some DMZ VM for which we even don't know any admin account for security reason. Am i the only customer asking you that by the way ?
Thanks you for your time Gostev :)

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Re: Continue if VMware tools quiescence fails option ?

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So far, yes... I guess other just address the reason for VMware quiesce failure.

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