Snapshots are still present on VM’s to backed up and the HDD’s to be backed up are still assigned to vRanger. If another backup was run before removing snapshots from VM’s and Hot-added HDD’s on vRanger server the follow in error will show up:
“Unable to access <unspecified Filename> since it is locked”.
Also, if you remove the mapped VMs HDD(s) from the vRanger you will get this error if you try to run another backup:
“Cannot backup vm 'Tim_2008x86A' - snapshot hardware configuration mismatch. Please commit all open snapshots before continuing backup”
Losing network connectivity to the vRanger server during a hot-add backup or replication.
If backup was not run on VM after the failure:
A backup was run without cleaning up VMDK mapping and deleting Snapshots: