Is there a way to manually stop a running VDP Backup Job? There is no such an option in the VDP web interface. If I do "Cancel" on running Tasks, the task itself is cancelled, but VDP Backup Job is still running...
I'm running VDP 5.5 and I also have the same or similar issue. After canceling a backup job Backup/restore VM jobs still linger in vCenter at a certain %. All VMs that are affected by this needs consolidation but the disk is locked by VDP. Rebooting VDP does not help.
Once I had a stuck VDP task in vCenter tasks (couldn't cancel/delete it) and it even wouldn't time-out (not even after a day) ... so I had to do a restart of vCenter service ...
I would just reboot the appliance and take care of the clean-up if any (Snapshot removal on the VM if any left, Removal of hot-added disks to the appliance). You may still see the backup task in the vCenter but it doesn't cause any harm. It is just a task that got hung. You should be able to continue backups with VDP. I would start with few VMs first.
But if you still want to get rid of the task from vCenter, you may need to restart the vCenter Server service.
The steps that I follow are too much complicated for a simple cancel job request, but is the only way that I've found:
For me, too much work. In this times, I need a Right-Clic/Cancel Job feature when I see a Backup/Restore VM job get stuck.
If someone had a better way to cancel a job, like a CLI command, please post it.
I don't know if it will work (didn't try it yet)
But when you log into VSPHERE web client and go into VDP configuration you can see on the right side of the screen "running jobs"
I heed to press the "All Users Tasks" under the "Running" tab
When you stand on the VDP JOB there is an X sign and you can press it to cancel the job
I will test it as soon as my backup will end.
Hope it helps.