GiuseppeM
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Consolidate snapshots error

Hello,

I have an ESXi Host running a single VM (Windows Server 2012).

I'm trying to consolidate snapshots but it fails. All snapshots have been deleted and they don't appear in the Snapshot Manager.

I checked in the VM's folder in the Datastore and all the snapshot disks are there. Right now the VM is using one of those disks.

The total storage is 1TB and it has 220GB of free space.

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RajeevVCP4
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What is the error

you can try this

1. Storage vmotion then try

2. If not resolved shutdown vm and move ctk file on different directory

Rajeev Chauhan
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admin
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Turn off the VM, reboot the physical host (this will help clear locked files), then create a snapshot and do a Delete All operation.

if problem will not resolve please try to clone your VM machine .

Clone the VM, new vm will not have snapshots you can then delete old VM and all snapshots. What backup software are you using?

dekoshal
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Hot Shot

Adding to previous comment. Follow KB  to remove snapshot from command line

Snapshot Manager fails to detect snapshots of VMs (1026380) | VMware KB

To monitor snapshot removal follow below kb

Snapshot removal task stops at 99% in ESXi/ESX (1007566) | VMware KB

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Best Regards,

Deepak Koshal

CNE|CLA|CWMA|VCP4|VCP5|CCAH

RAJ_RAJ
Expert
Expert

Hi ,

Power off  VM , create new snapshot , use remove all snapshot

and do a consolidation

power on and check

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dekoshal
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Isn't this preciously what is already suggested in previous two comments?

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vijayrana968
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Virtuoso

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pradeepdocument
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Enthusiast

Plz provide the exact error:

There are many reasons for getting consolidation snapshot error.

You can try these in sequence.

1. Power off the VM(Downtime)

2.Start new snapshot

3.After completion delete snapshot

4.PerformStorage vmotion.

5.Start consolidation,it will work 

Kamuthiking
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hello

Is the snap shot created by any backup application ?

I had a issue close to this with a 16 TB vm  what i did was converted theVM  with PV2 tool to as new machine .  or even clone also works .

sachu2017
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Try to run consolidation in power off state.

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SIVAdubai
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Short cut works fine

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RAJ_RAJ
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Hi ,

I have not checked that  when i replied ,  that from cli and if face the issue you should create new snapshot from powered off mode .

And have to ran consolidation once snapshot remove all finishes .

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JaeseongLee
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Enthusiast

if those recommendations does not works,

try restart hostd service in ESXi via SSH

# /etc/init.d/hostd restart

it will work if all the snapshot consolidation procedure failed.

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