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Resource not ready: VM is being prepared for storage snapsho

Post by marius roma » May 15, 2017 11:22 am

I can't start a backup because I see in statistics that "Resource not ready: VM is being prepared for storage snapshot by another job".
A previous replica job for the same VMs was killed "Gracefully".
How can I forche the backup job to start?
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Re: Resource not ready: VM is being prepared for storage sna

Post by foggy » May 15, 2017 3:26 pm 1 person likes this post

Marius, logs review is required, please contact support for assistance.

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Re: Resource not ready: VM is being prepared for storage snapsho

Post by powersjo » Mar 12, 2019 1:27 pm 1 person likes this post

For anyone else running into this issue: "Resource not ready: VM is being prepared for storage snapshot" here was my troubleshooting:

I had a vm where storage snapshots was not an option. The backup proxy should be doing vmware snapshots with hot add disks or network transport level backups.
I checked there were no snapshots on that vm through vcenter or the esxi host. I consolidated anyways, still same error.

i checked the logs for the job: C:\ProgramData\Veeam\Backup\"Job name" but it did not show much, it basically went straight into a resource not ready, waiting line.

I ended up powering off the vm > remove from inventory at the vmware level > re-scanned and refreshed vcenter in veeam under inventory (so the vm was gone from the veeam database) > re-add the vm to vmware vcenter > re-scan vcenter in veeam again (new database entry) > remove old vm (with specific DB ID from the job and add the same vm, that has a new DB entry, to the job) > ran the job and it worked fine.

My hunch was this was a veeam database or registry type issue so creating a new entry that way fixed my problem with this error.
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Re: Resource not ready: VM is being prepared for storage snapsho

Post by Andreas Neufert » Mar 12, 2019 3:25 pm

Thanks Powersjo,
this should not be needed. Do you have a support number with logs that we can research this issue?

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Re: Resource not ready: VM is being prepared for storage snapsho

Post by powersjo » Mar 12, 2019 7:07 pm

Unfortunately no, I just did this troubleshooting on my own. I can give you logs though if you want me to upload them somewhere.
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Re: Resource not ready: VM is being prepared for storage snapsho

Post by Andreas Neufert » Mar 12, 2019 7:16 pm

I guess this was an isolated case. For any new trouble or other customers facing same issues, please open a support case and upload logs, to avoid the above.

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