OlivierAlpha
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Can not delete snapshot

Hello,

I have a VM on an ESX 3.02 up to date server. This VM has 3 VMDK file :

First for the C (system) partition : 20 Go (Windows 2000 SP4 + rollup SP4)

Second for SQL log : 100Go

Third for SQL database : 200 Go

I can easily create a snapshot, but when I am triying to delete it, after few minutes (around 15 mn), I have a respond time out, and in my snapshot explorer, my snapsot is named : "Consolidate helper". I definitly can not delete the snapshot !

I have the same problem when the snapshot is created by VCB.

Thanks for your help.

Olivier

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demz
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Did you try to commit your snapshot within the COS ?

Try to do a : vmware-cmd /path/to/your/VM.vmx removesnapshots

OlivierAlpha
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No, I didn't try. I have seen this command, but I do not know if I have to shut down the VM or not to apply the command. I can not shut down the VM actually.

Is there some bad consequence to apply this command ?

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demz
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This command has the same effect as a click on the button delete snapshot in the VC snapshot manager.