VMware error: “Failed to write header to…”

Dear VMware User

Today a customer called me and showed me following error (Veeam & VMware logs):


A general system error occurred: Failed to write header to “/var/log/vmware/journal/1487689997.1: Error while writing to file. There is no space left on the device Reservation destination directory



Solution was to move the logs away from the scratch partition (in our case a 4 GB SD card) to a persistent scratch location (i.e. a VMware datastore)

More information on the VMware KB site:


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