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Failed to create snapshot for vm error -3960

Hi,

I am using VDR and getting this error for one of VMs. Failed to create snapshot for vmname, error -3960 ( cannot quiesce virtual machine)

Taking the sanpshot manually with quiesce enabled works just fine.

Any ideas?

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Leadership
Leadership

i found this DOC - http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-11987

check if help

good luck


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Contributor
Contributor

It might be a timeout issue with VDR.  Have you noticed how long it takes to manually create the snapshot?  There might be a "fail"point if a certain amount of time is exceeded which would explain why the manual snap works.

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Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Check this thread, it talked about the same error message with vDR

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/255815

These are the 3 main points from that that thread.

  • go to "services.msc" - then activate the VSS (Volume Shadowcopy Service)


  • deinstall the vmTools


  • install with custom installation - you have to uncheck the "paravirtual SCSI" and the "VSS-Support"


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Immortal
Immortal

You have this issue with all VMs or only with Windows Server 2008 VMs?

Andre

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Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hi,

resolved this issue with Microsoft.

1. Under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EventSystem\{26c409cc-ae86-11d1-b616-00805fc79216}\EventClasses" one or many GUIDs didn’t had OwnerSID : 5-1-5-18

2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EventSystem\{26c409cc-ae86-11d1-b616-00805fc79216}\EventClasses\{FAF53CC4-BD73-4E36-83F1-2B23F46E513E}-{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}-{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}\TypeLib was not pointing to c:\windows\system32\eventcls.dll

3. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FAF53CC4-BD73-4E36-83F1-2B23F46E513E}\InprocServer32\(Default) was not pointing to c:\windows\System32\ES.dll

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Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Thanks for posting the update on the resolution.

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Contributor
Contributor

Just adding to this in case it saves someone some time. I had the registry settings as listed by max2479 but still getting the error Failed to create snapshot for <vmname>, error -3960 (cannot quiesce virtual machine)when running a backup job in VDR.

My case was to simply enable the virtual disk service on the 2008 R2 server and it then all worked.