FAILURE DUMP SUMMARY: 127.0.0.1 "\\esx-hostname\datastore\vm-name" lev 0 FAILED [missing size line from sendbackup]
- You see “
missing size line from sendbackup” in the
FAILURE DUMP SUMMARYfor VMware ESX backups.
- In the
FAILED DUMP DETAILS, you see “A file was not found”, as in the example below:
FAILED DUMP DETAILS: /-- 127.0.0.1 "\\\\esx-hostname\\datastore\\vm-name" lev 0 FAILED [missing size line from sendbackup] [...snip...] ? stdout: Error: [amvmware-disk-helper.cc:154] 4 A file was not found
A file was not found” generally occurs when the guest OS is running Windows and the
disk.EnabledUUID VM parameter is set to
true. To resolve this, please use the following procedure in a vSphere client:
- Power down the VM
- Edit VM Settings > Options > General (under Advanced) > Configuration Parameters
- Change value of
- Save the settings
- Power on the virtual machine
Changing this value changes the backup from an application-consistent backup to a crash-consistent backup. However, this is the only known way to resolve the issue.