Event ID 3020 — Virtual Machine Save Operation

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.

Virtual Machine Save Operation

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 3020
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-Worker
Version: 6.0
Message: '%1' failed a save operation: %3 (%4). (Virtual machine %2)


Save state

Investigate the environment in which the virtual machine operation was attempted, including:

  1. access and permissions to the configuration file, memory file and all image files
  2. prior error messages in the event log
  3. available RAM on the system
  4. configuration settings.
  5. disk space for the memory file and any expanding virtual hard disks
  6. access and permissions to the saved state file

Once the necessary issues have been rectified, try to save state again.


The virtual machine is able to save successfully.

Virtual Machine Save Operation