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VCSA 6.7 Backup Failed : Structure com.vmware.appliance.recovery.backup.job.details.info has a union with a field not required for this case = end_time

This error was occurred while I was configuring the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.7 and my first VCSA 6.7 Backup Failed with an error. This automated backup scheduler was introduced in vCenter Server 6.7 and I was very exited to configure this in my environment.

VCSA backup and restoration was there in vCenter Server 6.5 but there was no a way to automated the VCSA backup in the appliance. Read my previous blog post with related to the backup and restoration for more information. With vCenter Server 6.5 we had to use the traditional cron script backups to make it automate and save it in a remote location.

I have setup a FTP server in my network and I have created a folder to store the vCenter backup files. Once I configured and started the backup this error message appeared on my web client and backup failed.

Structure com.vmware.appliance.recovery.backup.job.details.info has a union with a field not required for this case = end_time

VCSA 6.7 Backup Failed : error message

VCSA 6.7 Backup Failed : Check Share and Security Permissions for the Destination Backup Folder

The user account that I used to create this backup job didn’t have the read/write share permissions and the relevant security permissions to access the folder.

So I changed the folder share permissions and shared the folder with the user.

VCSA 6.7 Backup Failed : share permission

I have changed the security permissions as well. In my case I was able to grant the “Full Control” to the folder to the user account without an Issue.

VCSA 6.7 Backup Failed : Security Permission

I re-run the manual backup and it was successful after changing the folder permission

VCSA 6.7 Backup Failed : Successful

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Aruna Lakmal

Associate Technical Lead at Pearson, Sri Lanka. Technology junky, enthusiast, a VMware vExpert and a blogger with more than 6 years of Experience in Information Technology more focusing on VMware Virtualization, Microsoft and Datacenter Technologies.

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