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SCV 4.4 backup retention fails with error "Error writing to server"

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Applies to

  • SnapCenter Plug-in for VMware vSphere (SCV) 4.4
  • Datastore backup


  • The backup stage completes successfully but shows the Warning status in the SCV Job Monitor
  • Retention fails with the following error in the SCV Job Details window:

Error: Unable to perform backup retention on the SnapCenter server: Error writing to server

  • The wfe_<jobID>.log will show the error:
    Activity (Backup Retention) of Workflow (WorkflowExecutor), Failed with error: Unable to perform backup retention on SnapCenter server: Error writing to server


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