Data Protector - VMware Backup uses NBD method instead of SAN

Session report shows:

[Normal] From: OB2BAR_VEPA_BAR@mysys "/ Datacenter" Time: 8/28/2013 3:47:57 PMVirtual Machine 'lsp1app111': Backup disk scsi0:0 using transport method NBD ...

 

When the backup is configured, the SAN method is specified

 

NBD means that the backup is going over the LAN, so it will be slower

 

When doing a VMware backup, a folder is created in

 

                C:\temp\vmware-SYSTEM

 

with the same UUID as the Virtual Machine.  This folder is supposed to be deleted after the backup finishes, but this doesn't always happen, causing the next backup to use the NBD method

 

The solution is to check the folder

 

                C:\temp\vmware-SYSTEM

 

for any lingering UUID numbers (DO NOT do this when VMware backups are running), and delete the folder

 

The UUID number can be found in the Backup specification ASCII file, or in the VM Options area of the Options tab in the GUI