A replication job with seeding enabled fails with any of the following errors:
Failed to create processing task for VM <VM> Error: VM [VM] not found in backup for initial sync
Cannot find VM in the backup file specified for seeding
Error: Specified seed repository does not contain backup of the required VM.
These errors occur when the Replication job's seeding task cannot identify a replica seed in the repository for the VM that needed to be seeded.
The replica seeding operation of a replication job uses restore points (replica seeds) in the replication target site to reduce the replication traffic instead of sending all the replication data across a slow bandwidth connection.
If the seeding operation continues to fail, perform manual replica seed as is documented in KB1760.
When the seeding function is enabled in the Replication job, a seeding operation is initiated when there is no Replica associated with the VM being replicated. A seeding operation will occur under the following circumstances:
If you cannot resolve the seeding issue, try to restore from the backup and then map the job to the restored VM: How to Manually Seed a Replica.
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