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VM does not meet the requirements for storage snapshot based jobs

KB ID: 2078
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication | 11 | 12 | 12.1
Published: 2015-12-03
Last Modified: 2023-09-26
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Challenge

A task utilizing storage snapshot integration fails with any of the following errors:

VM does not meet requirements for storage snapshot based jobs: its virtual disks are not located on supported storage
VM does not meet requirements for storage snapshot based jobs: its files are located on datastore with multiple extents
VM does not meet requirements for storage snapshot based jobs: not all VM disks can be processed using storage snapshots as a source

Solution

Scenarios and Solutions

The section below is divided into subsections based on the ending of the error message. Identify the ending of the error you are encountering, then review the corresponding subsection for potential scenarios and solutions.

This section was created based on previous support cases and may only cover some possible scenarios and solutions. If you have encountered a scenario and solution not included here and resolved it, please send  KB feedback with the details and the associated support case number.

If none of the scenarios and solutions below match your situation, please create a support case for assistance.

its virtual disks are not located on supported storage

its files are located on datastore with multiple extents

not all VM disks can be processed using storage snapshots as a source

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