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(VMX) Support Tip: An error message about consitency while browsing files of a Linux backup

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(VMX) Support Tip: An error message about consitency while browsing files of a Linux backup

Error:
An error message that can be seen while browsing files of a Linux backup (Recover Single File from Virtual Disk):
"The ext partition in the selected image disk is not 100% consistent and it may not be browsable.
Please enable the quiesce option for the backup to generate consistent disk images."

Cause:
Linux sets a flag (called dirty flag) on mounted disks. This is taken away after a clean shutdown and is used to flag disk for checking in case of unexpected power downs.
When a backup of a running Linux virtual machine is done this flag is present as if the machine was not shut down properly.
Because of this flag you get the warning.

Fix:
This warning can be ignored as it doesn't compromise the integrity your backup.
You still can recover the file.

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Re: (VMX) Support Tip: An error message about consitency while browsing files of a Linux backup

It's not showing the files after I hit OK!

It's showing this error message only:

Dynamic volumes detected (e.g. Linux LVM or Windows Dynamic Disks): the selected disk image is not the current last VM disk snapshot, some dynamic volumes could be only partially browsable.

An ext partition in the selected image disk is not 100% consistent and it may not be browsable. Please enable the quiesce option for the backup to generate consistent disk images.