The 'backup vm' command works fine with VMVSTORTRANSPORT NBD but fails with VMVSTORTANSPORT SAN with API return code 13.
ANS9365E VMware vStorage API error.
TSM function name : VixDiskLib_Open
TSM file : vmvddksdk.cpp (1428)
API return code : 13
API error message : You do not have access rights to this file
ANS4151E Failure mounting Virtual Machine 'abcdef'. RC=-1
ANS4150E Incremental backup of Virtual Machine 'abcdef' failed with RC -1
Unable to access the SAN disk.
Resolving the problem
This problem can happen for multiple reasons. The following steps should be followed.
- Make sure that proper userid is used for backups.
- Make sure that the SAN disk is available and with read-write access.
- Make sure that the SAN Policy is properly configured via the following commands:
san policy OnlineAll
- Make sure that the SAN disks are properly zoned.