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SnapCenter Backups report success but no snapshot created on storage

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Applies to

  • Snapcenter 4.3.X and higher
  • Snapcenter Plug-in for SQL Server [SCSQL] 4.3.X and higher


SnapCenter reports backup as successful up to version 4.4, even though SCSQL is unable to quiesce the SQL database and the snapshot operation creation is skipped, not backing up any databases and with no snapshots created on the storage.

SnapCenter 4.5 and higher fail the backup.

Underlying errors seen are:

  • SmSQL_<JOB_ID>.log
INFO SmSql_14174 PID=[6476] TID=[38] Database: [<INSTANCE>\<Database>]
ERROR SmSql_14174 PID=[6476] TID=[38] Could not load file or assembly 'SmSqlVdiCore.dll' or one of its dependencies. is not a valid Win32 application. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800700C1)
ERROR SmSql_14174 PID=[6476] TID=[38] Quiesce function failed to execute
DEBUG SmSql_14174 PID=[6476] TID=[38] Quiesce Done
  • Smcore _<JOB_ID>.log
DEBUG SMCore_14174 PID=[8040] TID=[3] Invoked service successfully
INFO SMCore_14174 PID=[8040] TID=[3] Activity - Creating Snapshot copy,  Checking CanExecute
DEBUG SMCore_14174 PID=[8040] TID=[3] SkipSnapshot? : True
DEBUG SMCore_14174 PID=[8040] TID=[3] Returning from CanExecute of CreateSnapshot
INFO SMCore_14174 PID=[8040] TID=[3] Activity - Creating Snapshot copy, Skipped
INFO SMCore_14174 PID=[8040] TID=[3] Activity - Unfreeze database(s), Checking CanExecute


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