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Cannot create a quiesced snapshot because the create snapshot operation exceeded the time limit for holding off I/O in the frozen virtual machine.

I experienced this problem in my environment because we use Backup Exec. When I deployed VMWare Data Recovery, it uses VSS to quiesce the file system before taking a backup snapshot.

Well, as it it turns out... Backup Exec's Remote Agent also includes a VSS component, and they break each other when a VSS request comes in.

Here is the VMWare article I found, which was MOST useful. It includes links to Symantec's articles on the same issue, and even resolution steps with all caveats documented. Read carefully at the bottom of the Symantec articles, there is good info there.

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