Operational Defect Database

BugZero found this defect 3918 days ago.

Veeam | kb1814

Replication Job Failure - Error "A general system error occurred: @&!*@*@(msg.fileio.generic)"

Last update date:


Affected products:

Veeam Backup & Replication

Affected releases:


Fixed releases:

No fixed releases provided.



A replication job fails to run and fails with the following error message reported: A general system error occurred: @&!*@*@(msg.fileio.generic)


This message is most often caused by the destination datastore being low on space.


To resolve:1. Manually remove older snapshot/restore points from the Replica. Always delete the oldest/topmost snapshot. Remove snapshots until there are (Retention +2) snapshots on the replica.Example:In the screenshot below is a snapshot/restore point chain. In this example the job was set to a retention policy of 7 which was too high for the small datastore. The decision was made to change it to 2 for testing. As such we began by removing the topmost snapshot (highlight).2. Migrate unneeded VMs off the datastore.

More Information

To prevent this from occurring, it is recommended that you keep the retention setting within the replication job low until an understanding of the space needed has been made.

Additional Resources / Links


BugZero® Risk Score

What's this?

Coming soon



Learn More