Temporary Checkpoint Cannot Be Created for Hyper-V 2016 and 2019

Product version: 8.5

Last modified: 17 May 2019


When creating and running Hyper-V 2016 or Hyper-V 2019 backup or replication job, the following message is displayed:

Backup of the <VM_name> VM has failed

Source host could not create temporary checkpoint required to back up the <VM_name> VM.


NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses Hyper-V 2016/Hyper-V 2019 checkpoints to create a snapshot of a VM before running a job. The possible reason for the message is that the checkpoints were not enabled in Hyper-V settings.


  1. Enable Checkpoints in Hyper-V Manager

  2. Refresh the Inventory.

  3. Re-run the job.