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Failed to lock the file

I have esxi 5.1 standalone and there are 3 vm running on the esxi host. a virtual machine crashes on that host then ı reboot this vm . what is the problem. i get this warning on the host

Lost access to volume

57beefa6-e02fd332-e776-901b0e6c7e5c (datastore1)

due to connectivity issues. Recovery attempt is in

progress and outcome will be reported shortly.

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01.02.2020 20:24:40

datastore1

Message on appa-01: The operation on the file "/vmfs/

devices/deltadisks/23bbc4f-vm-100-disk-1-s001-s001-s0-

01-s001.vmdk" failed (Failed to lock the file). The file

system where disk "/vmfs/devices/deltadisks/23bbc4f-vm

-100-disk-1-s001-s001-s001-s001.vmdk" resides is full.

Select Retry to attempt the operation again. Select

Cancel to end the session.

info

01.02.2020 20:25:27

appa-01

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did you lost connectivity with that datastore1 ? Please validate that.

Also you can detached that disk from that VM and check it on another working VM if it's get full then you need to make free space on this disk.

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You need to stop all activty on this datastore at once !!!

Every further attempt to do anything on this datastore will either fail - if you are lucky - or make matters worse.

The path /vmfs/devices/deltadisks/... has links to the delta.vmdks that are currently in use: either by a active VM or by a stale lock caused by a misbehaving automatic backup tool.

Next thing to do: stop all VMs that use thin provisioning or snapshots and free up some space.

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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