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HANA 2.0 Snapshot backup fails "because another snapshot has been already prepared"

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Applies to

  • SnapCenter Plug-in for SAP HANA (SCHANA)
  • SnapCreator Framework 4.3.x with HANA Plug-in


Both the File based backups and the Snapshot backups fail with the following error in the hana log:
SCC-00164: Application quiesce for the plug-in [hana] failed with exit code [-1] and with error:
* 2: general error: Backup error: Snapshot operation failed for database(s) {
1: A storage snapshot cannot be prepared because another storage snapshot has been already prepared or a data backup is running.
}. SQLSTATE: HY000 Failed to create HANA data backup snapshot.
SCC-00161: Application quiesce for the plug-in [hana] failed with exit code [-1] and error : Storage backup failed.
HANA backup data snapshot not found in HANA catalog for this backup.
* 2: general error: Backup error: No valid snapshot has been found SQLSTATE: HY000 Failed to drop HANA snapshot.

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