13 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2014 8:00 AM by iremembercpm

    Help Please:-ERROR: Unable to backup <servername> due to snapshot creation!

    WozzaJ Novice

      Hi.

      I'm not sure if this is discussed in this community, but thought I would try as many people use GhettoVCB to do their VM snapshot backups.

       

      I have a server that fails to backup every time and leaves a snapshot file each time it does so causing subsequent backup to fail as it says there is already a snapshot file detected. To get round this initial problem, I used Acronis to create a new image of the server, then built the server again so it does not have the snapshot files etc, yet when the backup runs, it produces the following and this happens no matter where I point the backup to go to even though the other VM's backup ok:

       

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: ============================== ghettoVCB LOG START ==============================

       

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VERSION = 2013_01_11_0

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - GHETTOVCB_PID = 5446114

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VM_BACKUP_VOLUME = /vmfs/volumes/gans05-vmxfer01

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VM_BACKUP_ROTATION_COUNT = 3

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VM_BACKUP_DIR_NAMING_CONVENTION = 2013-12-11_11-00-01

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - DISK_BACKUP_FORMAT = thin

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - POWER_VM_DOWN_BEFORE_BACKUP = 0

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - ENABLE_HARD_POWER_OFF = 0

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - ITER_TO_WAIT_SHUTDOWN = 3

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - POWER_DOWN_TIMEOUT = 5

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - SNAPSHOT_TIMEOUT = 15

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - LOG_LEVEL = info

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - BACKUP_LOG_OUTPUT = /tmp/ghettoVCB-2013-12-11_11-00-01-5446114.log

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - ENABLE_COMPRESSION = 0

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VM_SNAPSHOT_MEMORY = 0

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VM_SNAPSHOT_QUIESCE = 1

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - ALLOW_VMS_WITH_SNAPSHOTS_TO_BE_BACKEDUP = 0

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VMDK_FILES_TO_BACKUP = all

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VM_SHUTDOWN_ORDER =

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VM_STARTUP_ORDER =

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_LOG = 1

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_SERVER = gamail.gaqs.local

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_SERVER_PORT = 25

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_DELAY_INTERVAL = 1

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_FROM = gavs06@gaqs.local

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_TO = gait@XXXXX.com.au

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - WORKDIR_DEBUG = 0

      2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info:

      2013-12-11 11:00:06 -- info: Initiate backup for gadc04

      2013-12-11 11:00:06 -- info: Creating Snapshot "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-11" for gadc04

      2013-12-11 11:37:31 -- info: Removing snapshot from gadc04 ...

      2013-12-11 11:37:32 -- info: Backup Duration: 37.43 Minutes

      2013-12-11 11:37:32 -- info: Successfully completed backup for gadc04!

       

      2013-12-11 11:37:39 -- info: Initiate backup for gais03

      2013-12-11 11:37:39 -- info: Creating Snapshot "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-11" for gais03

      2013-12-11 12:03:08 -- info: Removing snapshot from gais03 ...

      2013-12-11 12:03:09 -- info: Backup Duration: 25.50 Minutes

      2013-12-11 12:03:09 -- info: Successfully completed backup for gais03!

       

      2013-12-11 12:03:16 -- info: Initiate backup for gaws01

      2013-12-11 12:03:16 -- info: Creating Snapshot "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-11" for gaws01

      2013-12-11 12:13:33 -- info: Removing snapshot from gaws01 ...

      2013-12-11 12:13:35 -- info: Backup Duration: 10.32 Minutes

      2013-12-11 12:13:35 -- info: Successfully completed backup for gaws01!

       

      2013-12-11 12:13:42 -- info: Initiate backup for finance1

      2013-12-11 12:13:43 -- info: Creating Snapshot "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-11" for finance1

      2013-12-11 13:18:36 -- info: Removing snapshot from finance1 ...

      2013-12-11 13:18:38 -- info: Backup Duration: 64.93 Minutes

      2013-12-11 13:18:38 -- info: Successfully completed backup for finance1!

       

      2013-12-11 13:18:45 -- info: Initiate backup for gadb01_meridian

      2013-12-11 13:18:45 -- info: Creating Snapshot "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-11" for gadb01_meridian

      2013-12-11 14:49:30 -- info: Removing snapshot from gadb01_meridian ...

      2013-12-11 14:49:31 -- info: Backup Duration: 90.77 Minutes

      2013-12-11 14:49:31 -- info: Successfully completed backup for gadb01_meridian!

       

      2013-12-11 14:49:38 -- info: Initiate backup for gadc01

      2013-12-11 14:49:38 -- info: Creating Snapshot "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-11" for gadc01

      2013-12-11 15:06:16 -- info: Snapshot timed out, failed to create snapshot: "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-11" for gadc01

      2013-12-11 15:06:16 -- info: Backup Duration: 16.63 Minutes

      2013-12-11 15:06:16 -- info: ERROR: Unable to backup gadc01 due to snapshot creation!

       

      2013-12-11 15:06:16 -- info: ###### Final status: ERROR: Only some of the VMs backed up! ######

       

      2013-12-11 15:06:16 -- info: ============================== ghettoVCB LOG END ================================

       

      The host is running EXSi 5.1 and backing up to a FreeNAS NFS share.

       

      Would appreciate help and someone who can point me in the right direction with this.

       

      Many thanks.

        • 1. Re: Help Please:-ERROR: Unable to backup <servername> due to snapshot creation!
          cyberfarer Lurker

          It says you have a Vmware snapshot.  Right click on your guest, select snapshot manager, and confirm you don't have a Vmware managed snapshot.

          • 2. Re: Help Please:-ERROR: Unable to backup <servername> due to snapshot creation!
            WozzaJ Novice

            Checked that and there no VMWare snapshot.

             

            IT has got me beat. No matter where I back this up to, it produces this same error???

            • 3. Re: Help Please:-ERROR: Unable to backup <servername> due to snapshot creation!
              cyberfarer Lurker

              Have you tried the '-d debug' option?

              • 4. Re: Help Please:-ERROR: Unable to backup <servername> due to snapshot creation!
                WozzaJ Novice

                No I haven't. Maybe I should have mentioned that I'm a little green to this stuff. What is the command I should use?

                • 5. Re: Help Please:-ERROR: Unable to backup <servername> due to snapshot creation!
                  cyberfarer Lurker

                  Just add -d debug to your command line.  The default logging is info. The debug option should give you a lot more info and maybe a hint if not a tell on what is tripping you up.  If you go to the website for ghettoVCB you will see all the options plus some examples.  But really just a quick edit of your command line or cron job should do it for you.  Just place the -d debug previous to the switch and path for your log file.  I am on my phone so a cut and paste is a bit tricky.

                   

                  Good luck.

                  • 6. Re: Help Please:-ERROR: Unable to backup <servername> due to snapshot creation!
                    WozzaJ Novice

                    Thanks for sticking with me on this.

                     

                    I ran the backup with the -d debug and got the following output, but to me it still doesn't isn't going to work because that snapshot file is there. I guess I'll have to re-create the server again and then run the backup with the debug option again yes?

                     

                    /vmfs/volumes/51c2bbac-0e962790-bb83-3440b5a46416/ghettoVCB # ./ghettoVCB.sh -f vms2backup -d debug

                    Logging output to "/tmp/ghettoVCB-2013-12-12_04-45-07-5492441.log" ...

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: ============================== ghettoVCB LOG START ==============================

                     

                     

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- debug: Succesfully acquired lock directory - /tmp/ghettoVCB.work

                     

                     

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- debug: HOST VERSION: VMware ESXi 5.1.0 build-799733

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- debug: HOST LEVEL: VMware ESXi 5.1.0 GA

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- debug: HOSTNAME: gavs06.gaqs.local

                     

                     

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - VERSION = 2013_01_11_0

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - GHETTOVCB_PID = 5492441

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - VM_BACKUP_VOLUME = /vmfs/volumes/gans05-vmxfer01

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - VM_BACKUP_ROTATION_COUNT = 3

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - VM_BACKUP_DIR_NAMING_CONVENTION = 2013-12-12_04-45-07

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - DISK_BACKUP_FORMAT = thin

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - POWER_VM_DOWN_BEFORE_BACKUP = 0

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - ENABLE_HARD_POWER_OFF = 0

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - ITER_TO_WAIT_SHUTDOWN = 3

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - POWER_DOWN_TIMEOUT = 5

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - SNAPSHOT_TIMEOUT = 15

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - LOG_LEVEL = debug

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - BACKUP_LOG_OUTPUT = /tmp/ghettoVCB-2013-12-12_04-45-07-5492441.log

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - ENABLE_COMPRESSION = 0

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - VM_SNAPSHOT_MEMORY = 0

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - VM_SNAPSHOT_QUIESCE = 1

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - ALLOW_VMS_WITH_SNAPSHOTS_TO_BE_BACKEDUP = 0

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - VMDK_FILES_TO_BACKUP = all

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - VM_SHUTDOWN_ORDER =

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - VM_STARTUP_ORDER =

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_LOG = 1

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_SERVER = gamail.gaqs.local

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_SERVER_PORT = 25

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_DELAY_INTERVAL = 1

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_FROM = gavs06@gaqs.local

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_TO = gait@XXXXX.com.au

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info: CONFIG - WORKDIR_DEBUG = 0

                    2013-12-12 04:45:08 -- info:

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- debug: Storage Information before backup:

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- debug: SRC_DATASTORE: gans05-vmguests

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- debug: SRC_DATASTORE_CAPACITY: 668.1 GB

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- debug: SRC_DATASTORE_FREE: 589.1 GB

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- debug: SRC_DATASTORE_BLOCKSIZE: NA

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- debug: SRC_DATASTORE_MAX_FILE_SIZE: NA

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- debug:

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- debug: DST_DATASTORE: gans05-vmxfer01

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- debug: DST_DATASTORE_CAPACITY: 3071.8 GB

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- debug: DST_DATASTORE_FREE: 2231.0 GB

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- debug: DST_DATASTORE_BLOCKSIZE: 1

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- debug: DST_DATASTORE_MAX_FILE_SIZE: 256 GB

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- debug:

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- info: Snapshot found for gadc01, backup will not take place

                     

                     

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- info: ###### Final status: ERROR: All VMs failed! ######

                     

                     

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- debug: Succesfully removed lock directory - /tmp/ghettoVCB.work

                     

                     

                    2013-12-12 04:45:12 -- info: ============================== ghettoVCB LOG END ================================

                    • 7. Re: Help Please:-ERROR: Unable to backup <servername> due to snapshot creation!
                      cyberfarer Lurker

                      I’m not sure how recreating the server helps you. Perhaps someone else can add something to this.

                      • 8. Re: Help Please:-ERROR: Unable to backup <servername> due to snapshot creation!
                        WozzaJ Novice

                        By re-creating the server, I can run it up as a 'fresh' vm in that there are no snapshot files, just the .vmx and vmdk files.

                         

                        I add another disk, boot it up into Acronis and clone the server onto the second disk. After that, again boot it to Acronis and do a recovery from the second disk to the first. This way you get a 'clean' vm. It's a time consuming task, but I have needed to keep doing this to do tests to find out what is causing this snapshot creation issue.

                         

                        Hope that makes sense?!?!

                        • 9. Re: Help Please:-ERROR: Unable to backup <servername> due to snapshot creation!
                          wila Guru
                          User ModeratorsvExpertCommunity Warriors

                          Hello,

                           

                          WozzaJ wrote:

                          I have a server that fails to backup every time and leaves a snapshot file each time it does so causing subsequent backup to fail as it says there is already a snapshot file detected.

                           

                          2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: ============================== ghettoVCB LOG START ==============================

                          2013-12-11 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VERSION = 2013_01_11_0

                          <snip>

                          2013-12-11 14:49:38 -- info: Initiate backup for gadc01

                          2013-12-11 14:49:38 -- info: Creating Snapshot "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-11" for gadc01

                          2013-12-11 15:06:16 -- info: Snapshot timed out, failed to create snapshot: "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-11" for gadc01

                          2013-12-11 15:06:16 -- info: Backup Duration: 16.63 Minutes

                          <snip>

                          The host is running EXSi 5.1 and backing up to a FreeNAS NFS share.

                          First off, the latest version at github is LAST_MODIFIED_DATE=2013_26_11 not 2013_01_11

                           

                          In the snippets above you can see that it actually creates a snapshot, however vGhettoVCB stopped waiting for it. Also in the script it says:


                          # default 15min timeout

                          SNAPSHOT_TIMEOUT=15

                          You can up that value in your script settings or speed up the snapshot creation somehow.

                           

                          If your VM is also on a freeNAS NFS storage, then my suggestion is to use iSCSI instead as NFS on freeNAS is extremely slow due to its settings of requiring NFS in sync (not async) mode.

                          You can speed that up by adding a SSD to the freeNAS server. See also: http://forums.freenas.org/threads/sync-writes-or-why-is-my-esxi-nfs-so-slow-and-why-is-iscsi-faster.12506/

                           

                          --

                          Wil

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                          • 10. Re: Help Please:-ERROR: Unable to backup <servername> due to snapshot creation!
                            WozzaJ Novice

                            Hi Wil.

                             

                            Thanks for the advice. I will try by upping the timeout to 25 minutes to see what happens then and post the results.

                             

                            I read the link you supplied and along with others, there are pro's and cons to using either iSCSI and NFS. This system we have here was setup by someone else and at the time I had very little understanding of how the guts of it worked and am still learning now. The other main problem is, I have a couple of FreeNAS boxes that have failing disks and I need to move the vm's off, but want a proper backup running first. I have tried replacing the disk in the FreeNAS box, but when it boots up, the whole pool has gone. I put the disk back in and it comes back up. I know I am doing it right, its just that there is some other issue with that machine, but that's for another forum!

                             

                            I've upped the timeout limit now and will try it and see what happens.

                             

                            Thanks again for the advice.

                             

                            Woz

                            • 11. Re: Help Please:-ERROR: Unable to backup <servername> due to snapshot creation!
                              WozzaJ Novice

                              Wil.

                               

                              I updated the timeout to 25 minutes and it now seems to be backing up ok. I'll keep monitoring it to see if it remains consistant, if it does - thanks in advance for your help!

                               

                              Woz.

                              • 12. Re: Help Please:-ERROR: Unable to backup <servername> due to snapshot creation!
                                WozzaJ Novice

                                Ok so now it fails again. Usually when running the command "./ghettoVCB.sh -f vms2backup" it immediately says it is cloning. Now it is showing the following and just hanging:

                                 

                                /vmfs/volumes/51c2bbac-0e962790-bb83-3440b5a46416/ghettoVCB # ./ghettoVCB.sh -f vms2backup

                                Logging output to "/tmp/ghettoVCB-2013-12-20_00-20-48-6023767.log" ...

                                2013-12-20 00:20:48 -- info: ============================== ghettoVCB LOG START ==============================

                                 

                                 

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - VERSION = 2013_01_11_0

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - GHETTOVCB_PID = 6023767

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - VM_BACKUP_VOLUME = /vmfs/volumes/gans05-vmxfer01

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - VM_BACKUP_ROTATION_COUNT = 3

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - VM_BACKUP_DIR_NAMING_CONVENTION = 2013-12-20_00-20-48

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - DISK_BACKUP_FORMAT = thin

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - POWER_VM_DOWN_BEFORE_BACKUP = 0

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - ENABLE_HARD_POWER_OFF = 0

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - ITER_TO_WAIT_SHUTDOWN = 3

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - POWER_DOWN_TIMEOUT = 5

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - SNAPSHOT_TIMEOUT = 30

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - LOG_LEVEL = info

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - BACKUP_LOG_OUTPUT = /tmp/ghettoVCB-2013-12-20_00-20-48-6023767.log

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - ENABLE_COMPRESSION = 0

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - VM_SNAPSHOT_MEMORY = 0

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - VM_SNAPSHOT_QUIESCE = 1

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - ALLOW_VMS_WITH_SNAPSHOTS_TO_BE_BACKEDUP = 0

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - VMDK_FILES_TO_BACKUP = all

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - VM_SHUTDOWN_ORDER =

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - VM_STARTUP_ORDER =

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_LOG = 1

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_SERVER = gamail.gaqs.local

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_SERVER_PORT = 25

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_DELAY_INTERVAL = 1

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_FROM = gavs06@gaqs.local

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_TO = gait@xxxx.com.au

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info: CONFIG - WORKDIR_DEBUG = 0

                                2013-12-20 00:20:49 -- info:

                                2013-12-20 00:20:53 -- info: Initiate backup for gadc-01

                                2013-12-20 00:20:53 -- info: Creating Snapshot "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-20" for gadc-01

                                 

                                This vm was recovered from a snapshot made yesterday which worked fine. I used "vmkfstools -i /vmfs/volumes/<datastore1_name>/<vm_folder_name>/<vm_name>.vmdk -d thin /vmfs/volumes/<datastore2_name>/<vm_folder_name>/<vm_name>.vmdk" to put it back onto the original host, ran it up and it worked fine. I did a dry run backup and it stated it worked fine. When the scheduled ghettoVCB.sh script ran, I get this situation:

                                 

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: ============================== ghettoVCB LOG START ==============================

                                 

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VERSION = 2013_01_11_0

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - GHETTOVCB_PID = 5985194

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VM_BACKUP_VOLUME = /vmfs/volumes/gans05-vmxfer01

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VM_BACKUP_ROTATION_COUNT = 3

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VM_BACKUP_DIR_NAMING_CONVENTION = 2013-12-19_11-00-01

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - DISK_BACKUP_FORMAT = thin

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - POWER_VM_DOWN_BEFORE_BACKUP = 0

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - ENABLE_HARD_POWER_OFF = 0

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - ITER_TO_WAIT_SHUTDOWN = 3

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - POWER_DOWN_TIMEOUT = 5

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - SNAPSHOT_TIMEOUT = 30

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - LOG_LEVEL = info

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - BACKUP_LOG_OUTPUT = /tmp/ghettoVCB-2013-12-19_11-00-01-5985194.log

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - ENABLE_COMPRESSION = 0

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VM_SNAPSHOT_MEMORY = 0

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VM_SNAPSHOT_QUIESCE = 1

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - ALLOW_VMS_WITH_SNAPSHOTS_TO_BE_BACKEDUP = 0

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VMDK_FILES_TO_BACKUP = all

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VM_SHUTDOWN_ORDER =

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - VM_STARTUP_ORDER =

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_LOG = 1

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_SERVER = gamail.gaqs.local

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_SERVER_PORT = 25

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_DELAY_INTERVAL = 1

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_FROM = gavs06@gaqs.local

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - EMAIL_TO = gait@XXXXX.com.au

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info: CONFIG - WORKDIR_DEBUG = 0

                                2013-12-19 11:00:01 -- info:

                                2013-12-19 11:00:06 -- info: Initiate backup for gadc-01

                                2013-12-19 11:00:06 -- info: Creating Snapshot "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-19" for gadc-01

                                2013-12-19 11:38:39 -- info: Snapshot timed out, failed to create snapshot: "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-19" for gadc-01

                                2013-12-19 11:38:41 -- info: Backup Duration: 38.58 Minutes

                                2013-12-19 11:38:41 -- info: ERROR: Unable to backup gadc-01 due to snapshot creation!

                                 

                                2013-12-19 11:38:45 -- info: Initiate backup for gais03

                                2013-12-19 11:38:45 -- info: Creating Snapshot "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-19" for gais03

                                2013-12-19 12:06:22 -- info: Removing snapshot from gais03 ...

                                2013-12-19 12:06:23 -- info: Backup Duration: 27.63 Minutes

                                2013-12-19 12:06:23 -- info: Successfully completed backup for gais03!

                                 

                                2013-12-19 12:06:30 -- info: Initiate backup for gaws01

                                2013-12-19 12:06:30 -- info: Creating Snapshot "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-19" for gaws01

                                2013-12-19 12:23:19 -- info: Removing snapshot from gaws01 ...

                                2013-12-19 12:23:19 -- info: Backup Duration: 16.82 Minutes

                                2013-12-19 12:23:19 -- info: Successfully completed backup for gaws01!

                                 

                                2013-12-19 12:23:28 -- info: Initiate backup for finance1

                                2013-12-19 12:23:28 -- info: Creating Snapshot "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-19" for finance1

                                2013-12-19 13:24:55 -- info: Removing snapshot from finance1 ...

                                2013-12-19 13:24:57 -- info: Backup Duration: 61.48 Minutes

                                2013-12-19 13:24:57 -- info: Successfully completed backup for finance1!

                                 

                                2013-12-19 13:25:04 -- info: Initiate backup for gadb01_meridian

                                2013-12-19 13:25:04 -- info: Creating Snapshot "ghettoVCB-snapshot-2013-12-19" for gadb01_meridian

                                2013-12-19 14:53:46 -- info: Removing snapshot from gadb01_meridian ...

                                2013-12-19 14:53:46 -- info: Backup Duration: 88.70 Minutes

                                2013-12-19 14:53:46 -- info: Successfully completed backup for gadb01_meridian!

                                 

                                2013-12-19 14:53:53 -- info: ###### Final status: ERROR: Only some of the VMs backed up! ######

                                 

                                2013-12-19 14:53:53 -- info: ============================== ghettoVCB LOG END ================================

                                 

                                Cannot figure this out so am open to suggestions!

                                Thanks.

                                • 13. Re: Help Please:-ERROR: Unable to backup <servername> due to snapshot creation!
                                  iremembercpm Novice

                                  To clean up after failed backups, what I do is manual create a snapshot, and after it completes, delete all backups.