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vbk is locked running session

A few nights ago, one of our Veeam Backup jobs was hung. I tried the “Stop Job” option but seemed to have no effect. I then rebooted the backup server but found the drives for the server being backed up were still mounted to the backup server. I issued a “Retry Job” but the job came back failed with an error: “vbk is locked running session”

To resolve this issue and to get the job runnable again:

  1. Launch the vSphere client, go to Edit Settings on the Veeam VM

Remove any hard drives that shouldn’t be there(VMDKs mounted for the job).

  1. Remove any orphaned snapshots on servers being backed up.

Create a manual snapshot, go into Snapshot Manager – > Delete All.

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