I am having to use the free version of Veeam Backup & Replication to backup our critical servers due to a number of commercial reasons.
I have not used it before, but when I try to VeeamZip a running VM I get the following error message :
19/10/2015 15:47:28 :: Processing xxx-xxx Error: An error occurred while saving the snapshot: Failed to quiesce the virtual machine.
I seem to be able to VeeamZip OK when the VM is turned off, but this isn't always possible.
At the moment, I need to backup a handful of our most critical servers such as Exchange, SQL and Fileserver, to a separate storage unit that separate to our VSphere Datastores.