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Snapshots taken with TSM for Virtual Environments fails with "An error occurred while quiescing the virtual machine. See the virtual machine's event log for details."

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Snapshots taken with TSM for Virtual Environments against a  virtual machine with Windows 2008 R2 fails with error "An error occurred while quiescing the virtual machine. See the virtual machine's event log for details." - There is nothing specific in the system log or the application log of the vm at the time of the error in vmware.

When I take the snapshots manually in the VMware vSphere Client, they succeed. I have tested both with and without quiescing. I have also updated the VMware tools on the vm and checked vssadmin list writers for errors.

A similar virtual machine exists in the cluster with the same amount of hard disk space, and its snapshots initiated by 'TSM for Virtual Environments' succeeds every night.
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Interesting, so you have to include this option for this VM only? What type of application is it hosting?
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Yes, it hosts Exchange 2007.
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Both suggestions are good, so I am awarding points for these. The end solution though is posted by myself, so I am choosing that post as a solution as well.

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