Ive been performing full image VCB exports of both Windows and Linux virtual machines for quite some time now, I only come across this error when I decided that I would also use the traditional agent based method to backup the file system for some testing I had to do for a customer.
Heres the scenario:
Perform a FULLVM type backup of a Linux virtual machine
Perform a scheduled or manual file system backup of the same Linux virtual machine using the Networker agent.
Open the Winworker GUI on the backup server and try to perform a FULLVM saveset recovery of the Linux virtual machine back to the proxy server and you will see the cross platform error.
And heres the error:
I logged this with EMC and managed to work with one of the engineers on the 7.5 beta team who’s actually issued a fix for the problem. This fix will be included in Networker 7.5 update 1
The only work around currently for 7.4.x systems is to perform the saveset recovery from the command line as the actual bug lies somewhere deep in the Winworker GUI code.