I have an Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS VM that all the suddenly started failing to create "Production Checkpoints" which "Use backup technology in the guest operating system to create data-consistent checkpoints that don't include information about running applications." So the guest os, Ubuntu, is directly involved in the process. When Ubuntu is running, these checkpoints do not work, but "Standard Checkpoints" which do not interact with the guest os do work. When the os is shutdown, either checkpoint works. I think this is because there is no running OS to interact with and so a Production Checkpoint against a shutdown os is effectively Standard.
Production Checkpoints on this virtual host are working with other VMs, 2 of which are also Ubuntu so its not a general error at the host level.
I have done the following.
- Made sure the VM is completely up-to-date.
- Rebooted the VM multiple times.
Made sure the linux vm integration tools are installed with
apt-get install --install-recommends linux-virtual-lts-xenial
Rebooted the Virtual Host
- Made sure the Virtual Host is up-to-date.
Reiterating, I am trying to fix issues with "Production Checkpoints" that require interaction from the guest os, not just general Checkpoints.