|Article Number: 524449||Article Version: 3||Article Type: Break Fix|
VxRail Appliance Family
VDP shows error: “There were no valid disks selected for backup. Only VM configuration files were backed up” when trying to backup a VM
VDP logs show:
2018-08-07T15:37:32.460-09:00 avvcbimage Warning <0000>: [IMG1002] Disk 2000 ([MARVIN-Virtual-SAN-Datastore-xxxxx/ABC.vmdk) has been intentionally excluded from backup
VM disk mode was set to “Independent – Persistent”. This disk mode doesn’t allow snapshots to be taken on the disk, and thus unsupported by VDP. You can check that from the VM settings as shown below:
1. Power off the affected VM (You may need to take a clone as a backup before proceeding).
2. Once powered off, change the disk mode on the affected VM to “Dependent”.
3. Power back on the VM, and retry the backups from the VDP plugin.
Refer to AvamarKB-468794