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Cloning SCO DB fails mounting a VMware datastore already mounted on the Snapshot

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Applies to

  • SnapCenter Plug-in for Oracle (SCO) 4.3.2, 4.4
  • SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere (SCV) 4.3.1, 4.4
  • RHEL or SLES using Oracle on LVM with VMDKs


When trying to clone an Oracle database that uses LVM on top of VMDKs inside a Linux VMware VM, a failure occurs in mounting the backup:
Failed to Mount/Attach Disk:- Mounting a VMFS Datastore failed!
Note: only mounting the backup appears to work fine, it's the cloning that fails.


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