When testing your Site Recovery Manager recovery plans it is possible to have a successful test recovery with a warning about snapshots like below:
Warning: Failed to update embedded paths in virtual machine file /vmfs/volumes/1234/.snapshot/filer/MyVM.vmx. Unable to access the file
This is because SRM is not able to write to the snapshot directory (which is a good thing) VMware KB 2033814 advises this is “expected behavior and can be safely ignored” but who wants warnings in their SRM History Reports? Not me…
Solution: Disable access to snapshot copies
If you don’t want a warning in your logs simply disable access to snapshot copies.
To disable client access to Snapshot copies within the volA volume, enter the following command: