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  • Cannot create a quiesced snapshot - Error in Cloning / backup

    Hi All,

    I'm having problem in creating a template by cloning the Live VM of Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition

    Here it is the error message:

    Creating snapshot of Virtual Machine

    Cannot create a quiesced snapshot because the create snapshot operation exceeded the time limit for holding off I/O in the frozen virtual machine.


    I've installed the VMWare tools, Upgraded the VM Hardware to be v7 and make sure that the VSS service are all ON but still it failed.

    any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Re: Cannot create a quiesced snapshot - Error in Cloning / backup

    Finally,

    The following trick actually works for me

    1. Backup the following regkey: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\EventSystem\
    2. Erase the regkey HKLM\Software\Microsoft\EventSystem\{26c409cc-ae86-11d1-b616-00805fc79216} an below
    3. Reboot.
    4. Verify that things are working by running

    vssadmin list writers
    vssadmin list providers.

    and then in the services.msc list of services snap ins, make sure the following services are Started Automatically:

    1. COM+ System Application
    2. Distributed Transaction Coordinator
    3. Volume Shadow Copy
    4. VMware Physical Disk Helper Service

    Automatically but not started:

    1. Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider
    2. VMware Snapshot Provider

    now the backup is all working great

    Code:
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop>vssadmin list writers
    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2001 Microsoft Corp.
     
    Writer name: 'System Writer'
       Writer Id: {e8132975-6f93-4464-a53e-1050253ae220}
       Writer Instance Id: {eac0c7b4-0b79-4ffa-a337-7639c2ade112}
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error
     
    Writer name: 'SqlServerWriter'
       Writer Id: {a65faa63-5ea8-4ebc-9dbd-a0c4db26912a}
       Writer Instance Id: {e5d27b6e-d2d9-4030-a1aa-dc4fa16fa2a9}
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error
     
    Writer name: 'COM+ REGDB Writer'
       Writer Id: {542da469-d3e1-473c-9f4f-7847f01fc64f}
       Writer Instance Id: {020e45b1-9f51-4ba5-9b77-fa004cb160f4}
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error
     
    Writer name: 'MSDEWriter'
       Writer Id: {f8544ac1-0611-4fa5-b04b-f7ee00b03277}
       Writer Instance Id: {8998da01-9ab4-456b-895a-f3b1f24cbc73}
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error
     
    Writer name: 'WMI Writer'
       Writer Id: {a6ad56c2-b509-4e6c-bb19-49d8f43532f0}
       Writer Instance Id: {122a3930-b259-4cad-99d4-b67c8f9f7b89}
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error
     
    Writer name: 'Event Log Writer'
       Writer Id: {eee8c692-67ed-4250-8d86-390603070d00}
       Writer Instance Id: {eaaa7cbf-b9fa-4ccb-8b2e-16c849fd825d}
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error
     
    Writer name: 'Registry Writer'
       Writer Id: {afbab4a2-367d-4d15-a586-71dbb18f8485}
       Writer Instance Id: {3e16d785-e69e-4460-854e-e19aaedf1db8}
       State: [1] Stable
       Last error: No error
     
     
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop>vssadmin list providers
    vssadmin 1.1 - Volume Shadow Copy Service administrative command-line tool
    (C) Copyright 2001 Microsoft Corp.
     
    Provider name: 'Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0'
       Provider type: System
       Provider Id: {b5946137-7b9f-4925-af80-51abd60b20d5}
       Version: 1.0.0.7
     
     
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop>pause
    Press any key to continue . . .

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