Failed To Prepare Guest For Hot Backup – Veeam

Veeam Backup and Replication can fail with the following error:

Failed to prepare guest for hot backup

This error typically accompanies a couple of other errors causing the backup to fail. The solution to which is here:

Failed to index guest file system.

The Failed to prepare guest for hot backup error stems from Veeams inability to connect to the host’s administrative share. Consequently, you may also see this error:

Failed to connect to guest agent.

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