Surebackup fails with the error “OS did not boot in the allotted time”

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Surebackup fails with the error “OS did not boot in the allotted time” on virtual machine running Windows. The virtual machine Guest OS Application event log contains events:

Event ID: 7000
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event ID: 7009
Event Type: Error
Source: Service Control Manager


During SureBackup, virtual machine disks are decompressed from backup “on the fly”, and disk I/O is typically slower than on production machines. VMware Tools (VMTools) service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion. Default timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the service to connect.


To work around this problem, modify the registry to increase the default time-out value for the service control manager on production virtual machines. Another workaround is to set a delayed startup mode for VMTools service or run a command on startup “sc start VMTools”

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