The following error message occurs when attempting to create a VMware snapshot.
File <unspecified filename> is larger than the maximum size supported by datastore <unspecified datastore>
The Veeam Backup & Replication job fails with the following error:
CreateSnapshot failed, vmRef "vm-xxx", timeout "1800000", snName "VEEAM BACKUP TEMPORARY SNAPSHOT", snDescription "Please do not delete this snapshot. It is being used by Veeam Backup.", memory "False", quiesce "False" File <unspecified filename> is larger than the maximum size supported by datastore
This error is displayed by Veeam Backup & Replication when creation of a snapshot fails within the user vSphere environment.
The user can recreate this error by manually creating a snapshot on the target virtual machine through the VMware vSphere Client.
Users are advised to review the following VMware Knowledge Base article.
Creating a snapshot for an ESXi/ESX virtual machine fails with the error: File is larger than maximum file size supported (1012384)