vRealize Automation registers any file with an .xml extension in the \VMware\vCAC\Server\ExternalWorkflows\xmldb\ directory. If this directory contains backup files with an .xml extension, the system runs duplicate workflows that cause the system to time out.


Workaround: When you back up files in this directory, move the backups to another directory, or change the extension of the backup file name to something other than .xml.