Error Code 6:58 File System snapshot initialization failed

Article ID: DAPR0005 A native engine snapshot job is in a pending state, with an error message that says "File System snapshot initialized failed".


Snapshot job is in a pending state with the following error:

Error Code: [6:58]
Description: File System snapshot initialization failed. [Block level backup cannnot be run as the volume holds cxbf/cvbf COW cache]
Source: testmachine-sles11sp4, Process: CVFSSnap


If the snapshot volume contains the CVBF COW cache, then the snapshot initialization fails.


Move the CVBF COW cache to another volume that is not part of the snapshot job.


  • To the CommServe computer, add the sCVBFSNAPPART additional setting as shown in the following table.

    For instructions on adding the additional setting from the CommCell Console, see Add or Modify an Additional Setting.

    Property Value
    Category Client
    Type String
    Value directory_path