Event ID 3211 — Virtual Machine Snapshot Operation

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This is preliminary documentation and subject to change.

Virtual Machine Snapshot Operation.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 3211
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-Worker
Version: 6.0
Message: '%1' failed to save RAM contents during a snapshot operation: %3 (%4).


Retry snapshot

Analyze the environment in which the snapshot operation was being attempted, including the virtual machine configuration, the permissions on the folder containing the virtual machine configuration files and virtual hard disks as well as disk space. Also, look at the event log for prior failure events. Then, retry the operation.

By default virtual machine configuration files are at  %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Virtual Machines. %systemdrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\Snapshots.

A snapshot in Hyper-V is a file-based snapshot of the state, disk data, and configuration of a virtual machine at a specific point in time. For more information about snapshots, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147648.


The snapshot operation succeeds when retried.

Virtual Machine Snapshot Operation