Limitations on backups for ESXi

In order to successfully backup your infrastructure, keep in mind some limitations.

Since it’s not possible to perform snapshots on VM with “Fault tolerance” enabled, therefore it is not possible to back up a VM with “Fault tolerance”.

In addition incremental backups have the following limitations:

  • Virtual hardware version is 6 or lower.
  • Virtual disk is a physical compatibility RDM.
  • Virtual disk is attached to a shared virtual SCSI bus.