What are the options for a VMware replication agent in case of a quiesce failure
Failure to quiesce the system for a snapshot occurs during a VMware replication process.
ESXi logs shows quiesce operation failure:
There are several replication strategies that you can follow when backing up a WMware machine and running into a failure to quiesce for the snapshot.
Although there is a default scenario, which stops the backup in case of an error, an alternative can be selected in advance by setting a corresponding value for the "
quiesce_strategy" key in the
hvragent configuration file.
The config file can be found at:
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quiesce_strategy" can be assigned one of the following values:
- "enforce" (default) - A quiesce attempt is made. In case of failure, backup is canceled.
- "optional" - A quiesce attempt is made. In case of failure, a non-quiesced snapshot is created.
- "disable" - Always create non-quiesced snapshots.