I am trying to backup an ESX host using StoreGrid. It fails and I opened a ticket with them but they basically told me this is an OS issue. So...
When the back up fails this is what I see in vmware notification:
The guest OS has reported an error during quiescing. The error code was: 5 The error message was: 'VssSyncStart' operation failed: IDispatch error #8449 (0x80042301)
So when I go to the server and look at the Windows application log:
Warning: Event ID 1000 vmware tools
[ warning] [vmvss:vmvss] CVmSnapshotRequestor::Chec
: writer System Writer in failed state: res = 0x800423f0, err = 0x1, error =
I have tried:
1. Reregistering the DLL Files via this URL:
2. Rebooted server/restarted services
3. Reinstalled vmware tools (did not actually uninstall it first)
4. Restarted cyrpto service which takes system writer out of failed state, but doesnt fix the issue.
This is ESXi 5.1 with essentials (the free version)
Windows Server 2012 standard