Failed - The operation is not allowed in the current state.


#1

Hi,

I want to create a backup with ESXi 6.0 and I am getting the following error when it want’s to create a snapshot:
Failed - The operation is not allowed in the current state.

See output from ssh:

Vertical Backup 1.2.0
Trial license expires on 2018-09-08
Storage set to sftp://admin@192.168.70.226///share/MD0_DATA/ESXi
Listing all virtual machines
Backing up VM-XXX, id: 3, vmx path: /vmfs/volumes/DATASTORE/vm-xxx/VM-XXX.vmx, guest os: windows8Server64Guest
Last backup at revision 1 found
Virtual machine VM-XXX is powered on
Removing all snapshots of VM-XXX
Creating a new virtual machine snapshot for VM-XXX
Create Snapshot:
Create snapshot failed
Command ‘/bin/vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.create 3 2018-08-09-10-24-07 ‘Created by Vertical Backup 1.2.0’ 0 1’ returned 1
Removing all snapshots of VM-XXX

When I turn off the vm the backup works like excpected.

On ESXi 5.5 it all works fine.

Did I miss something on ESXi 6.0?
Or would it be possible to shutdown the VM before the backup and turn it back on when it is finished, like the restore option. Then I can set the cron a midnight so nobody will notice the shutdown.


#2

If you create a snapshot in the vSphere client, do you get the same error?

This looks like an issue with your host. See the resolution here: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1027707


#3

I do get the same error when I want to create a snapshot from the vShere client and from the web client. I already tried what is described in the kb. Maybe I schould restart the host completely. The uptime is 552 days :slight_smile: