Posts Tagged ‘vmware snapshot’

Snapshot Consolidation needed – Which with my luck… fails

As I am testing several third party backup tools, this morning I stumbled upon a failed backup. No snapshot present on the VM which could not be backed up – but a yellow mention in the VI client: “Configuration Issues – Virtual Machine disks consolidation is needed“. And my luck was, that selecting “consolidate” ended in that one brilliant error: Unable to access file since it is locked. Great. Here’s what was wrong!

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Ghostly snapshots: Failed to remove snapshot

Recently I had another one of those great little problems. A VM refused to have its snapshot removed. Not because the snapshot was too big, it just failed.

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