We run only one VM with 4 virtual disks on dedicated ESXi 5.5 server. This VM was replicated by Vsphere Replication and backed up by VPDA. After some changes in replication VDP backup jobs begun failed and I've found snapshot files *-0000xx-delta.vmdk as well as corresponding *.vmsd file in VM directory. There were no snapshot entries in the Snapshot Manager so I tried to consolidate snapshots following http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1002310
But it looks like ESXi host doesn't know about snapshots:
~ # vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms
Vmid Name File Guest OS Version Annotation
2 VMname [datastore] VMname/VMname.vmx oracleLinux64Guest vmx-10
~ # vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.get 2
If I try to create a new snapshot it failed almost immediately but new *-0000x+1-delta.vmdk files are created and no error message is in vmware.log.
~ # vim-cmd vmsvc/snapshot.create 2 test test_snapshot 0 0
Create snapshot failed
Avamar/VDP manages snapshots indenpendent from the Host/VM. I've deleted backup job and rebooted VDPA but nothing changed. Any idea, how to consolidate snapshots, please? (Replication is disbled now).
Reboot of the host solved the problem.