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Restoring a VMDK or a VM with SCV results in an inconsistent file system

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Applies to

  • SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere
  • NetApp Data Broker
  • VMware Tools
  • FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT file system on Windows VM
  • BTRFS or ZFS file system on Linux VM


When VMs or Datastores are backed up with SCV/NDB, certain file systems are not guaranteed to restore or clone in a consistent manner,
despite choosing file sytem consistent backup in the SCV Plug-in.


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