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Random VM backup errors


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I have VM backups running fairly smoothly, but there are a couple of clusters that consistently gives me backup errors. There are usually just a couple failing, but which ones fail are pretty random, so getting a VM trace is nearly impossible.
The errors are one of the following:
06/29/2017 20:41:44 ANS9365E VMware vStorage API error for virtual machine 'XXXX'.
IBM Spectrum Protect function name : VixDiskLib_Cleanup
IBM Spectrum Protect file : ..\..\common\vm\vmvddksdk.cpp (1817)
API return code : 26
API error message : Unable to connect to the host

06/28/2017 20:54:46 ANS0361I DIAG: miniThreadManagerThread:VmThreadReadTop(): thread queue error: rc=107.
06/28/2017 20:54:53 ANS4174E Full VM backup of VMware Virtual Machine 'YYYY' failed with RC=-1 mode=Incremental Forever - Incremental, target node name='VEBU_BURLINGTON', data mover node name='VEBU_BURLINGTON_DMM4'

06/28/2017 20:46:45 ANS9365E VMware vStorage API error for virtual machine 'BUPNVRINav1'.
IBM Spectrum Protect function name : VixDiskLib_Open
IBM Spectrum Protect file : ..\..\common\vm\vmvddksdk.cpp (1868)
API return code : 3014
API error message : Insufficient permissions in the host operating system

No errors in vSphere or on the guest machine itself. And no, this has NOTHING to do with permissions!

Anyone else see behaviour like this?

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